The things of this world can be a stumbling block to our Christian walk if we are not careful. We have to keep a firm foundation in our knowledge of who God is and where we would be if it wasn’t for Him. The world can deceive us into placing importance on things that are fleeting and draw us away from our Creator. We can be deceived more easily when we are not steadfast with the Lord.
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.