6 And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. 7 Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.
8 Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers[a] of this world, rather than from Christ. 9 For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body.[b] 10 So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.
I am to let my roots grow deep into Christ, and to build my life on him! As I seek to do that, my faith grows stronger, and I am more and more grateful to Him. It’s like the bridge I watched being built near us. First, they hammered the foundation posts deep into the earth so the bridge would be strong, even in an earthquake. In the same way, I need to “hammer” the truth of God’s words deep into my life, my center of being, and even deep within my subconscious mind.
Psalm 119:11 says that “I have hidden your word in my heart so that I won’t sin against you.” I am to meditate on God’s word to let it sink deep within me. Paul says here that we are to “let” our roots grow deep. In fact, there are two “lets” here. I can “let” my roots grow deep, or I can “let” my heart be captured by empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense. It’s a choice. I choose to let my roots go deep into God’s truth!