As we continue forward in the book of Colossians, Paul teaches us that to avoid deception; we must remain rooted, firm, and built up in Christ. This happens by recognizing that salvation is not simply a past experience with a future benefit but the working of Christ in us each day.
I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ. Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.