Today’s Verse: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. ~Colossians 2:7 Someone has said that many times, how we start determines how we finish or our result. The church at Colossae had become stunted in their spiritual progress due to false teachers who were seducing them concerning the Lord Jesus Christ. As Paul successfully dealt with the false teachers and their doctrine, he then went to the root of the matter. That is, these believers were hindered in their discernment and growth because they were not properly rooted in Christ. Every plant that grows, flourishes, is fruitful, and is strong must be well rooted.