Colossians 2:8-9, “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.”
There are many, many false teachers today, some famous and some not. Using appealing instruments such as ‘philosophy’ which makes us feel smart and ‘vain deceit’ which makes us feel important, these teachers are spoiling many of the Lord’s people. The word ‘spoil’ here literally means to lead away or rob. BEWARE! Do not allow anyone to rob you of the Lord’s blessings by appealing to your natural fleshly desires. Fix your eyes upon Christ! In John 5:39 the Lord Yahushua said, “Search the scriptures…they are they which testify of me.” Be constant in your Bible studies, seeking the mind of Christ. Don’t let others rob you of what the Lord has for you.