Paul recites a brief list of some of the practices the Colossians were being tempted to adopt and become slaves to once again. Like the Colossians, the church of today continues to be tempted to bring worldly practices into the church. This can lead us to becoming slaves to self-made religions and to the things of the world Jesus already triumphed over. While the specific temptations of the Colossians may not speak directly to us today, the call to continually examine ourselves to keep from sliding into a self-made religion is real. We will consider Paul’s warning in light of the things of the world we face today.