“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” Colossians 2:6-7 (ESV).
My name is Abraham Hamilton, III and this is The Hamilton Minute.
The verses from Colossians I just quoted are immediately followed by:
See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
The delusion and deception of humanistic philosophy require its prey to become bitter, entitled, and unthankful.
To remain impervious to deception, we must abound in thanksgiving to God.
Thanksgiving empowers us to reject the captivity of today’s grievance culture.