Colossians 2:8 NIV
You see, we are not of this world, if we will only believe.
This world consists of the things that can be seen, can be touched, can be handled. Hence, Paul writes of the rules and restrictions of this earthly life that we are no longer subject to, calling them, “Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!” (Colossians 2:21). These are the ordinances of this life, and have no bearing on the life of a Christian, having no proper benefit to any man, ultimately.