…and they are not connected to Christ, the head of the body. For he holds the whole body together with its joints and ligaments, and it grows as God nourishes it.Colossians 2:19
Connected to God
This verse gives us a picture of what the body of Christ looks like. Christ is the head of the body. He holds it together- every part of the body with its joints and ligaments. All are held together by the Savior of the world. This body grows as God nourishes it! The body gets its strength from God the Father as He provides for it and nurtures it. Every part of the body serves a specific purpose and is important to its function. Every part contributes to the will of God. Every part is needed as 1 Corinthians 12 states.
However, this verse also discusses those who are not connected to the body of Christ, specifically Christ Himself. Paul discusses the many false teachers out there before this verse in Colossians 2. He then says that they are not connected to Christ. If they are not connected, then that means they do not know Christ and are not saved. Be aware of the false teachers out there trying to preach a different gospel. Only God can grow the body of Christ and only Christ can be the head of the body.
A Prayer to Remember
You are the one who grows your people. You provide us with the nourishment we need. Please help me be aware of the false teachers out there so I will not be led astray. Amen.