Does that scare you? It would me if I were out on a mountain hiking or in the southland where snakes are prevalent, or if I were under a house where spiders inhabit. We use to live in Montana where there were grizzlies and there was a sign up the Yacht river 'beware of grizzlies'. I have seen signs in the south that said 'beware of rattle snakes' especially at night, they lay across the paths to cool down, I guess. Anyway when we lived down there we always walked at night with a flashlight. When I see a sign that says, 'Beware', I beware right then. How about you? Do you pay attention to 'Beware' signs, I hope so. There is a 'beware' sign in the New Testament in Colossians.
Colossians 2:6-9 "As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. BEWARE lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily."
Don't let anyone cheat you through speculative knowledge or with empty words, according to the tradition of men and the basic principles of this world and not according to Christ. There are so many traditions floating around, just like in Christ's day with the Pharisees and Scribes, one group taught one thing and the other group taught another. Same today and no Biblical proof behind any of it. It was all brought down through traditions and it's that way today too, that is why God has warned us to Beware. Are we going to listen and search out the truths to see what God has to say or follow traditions? That is a good question, some follow the easy way and others will search the Scriptures to see what God's real truth is. What will your answer be? I hope with God's blessing you will search the Scriptures to see if what people are saying is true or a tradition that came down through the years. Please be faithful, the reward is Eternity with God. I am sure that you want to be there, I do. Grandma Joan