See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, which are based on human tradition and the spiritual forces of the world rather than on Christ.
Cross References1 Corinthians 8:9
Be careful, however, that your freedom does not become a stumbling block to the weak.
1 Corinthians 10:12
So the one who thinks he is standing firm should be careful not to fall.
I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries and was extremely zealous for the traditions of my fathers.
So also, when we were children, we were enslaved under the basic principles of the world.
But if you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out, or you will be consumed by each other.
Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God's wrath comes on the sons of disobedience.
If you have died with Christ to the spiritual forces of the world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its regulations:
Such restrictions indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-prescribed worship, their false humility, and their harsh treatment of the body; but they are of no value against the indulgence of the flesh.
1 Timothy 6:20
O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you. Avoid irreverent chatter and the opposing arguments of so-called "knowledge,"
See to it, brothers, that none of you has a wicked heart of unbelief that turns away from the living God.
Chapter Outline1. Paul still exhorts them to be constant in Christ;
8. to beware of philosophy, and vain traditions;
18. worshipping of angels;
20. and legal ceremonies, which are ended in Christ.
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
2 Peter 3:17
Song of Solomon 2:15
2 John 1:8
Acts 17:18, 32
Romans 1:21, 22
1 Corinthians 1:19-23
1 Corinthians 3:18, 19
1 Corinthians 15:35, 36
2 Corinthians 10:5
1 Timothy 6:20
2 Timothy 2:17, 18
2 Timothy 3:13
after the tradition.
1 Peter 1:18
Galatians 4:3, 9
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