Putting God's Word into Practice…

2 Corinthians 10:4, 11:1-29 ~ Can’t think of a good title =)

on November 3, 2012

I’ve often prayed 2 Corinthians 10:4 and heard it taught as a way to avoid temptation, “Let me take every thought captive and make it obey Christ.”  However, as I have studied it and mulled it over during the last few days, I think that is only a small part of the power of that verse.  Any idea or opinion raised against the knowledge of God must be taken captive–our own and others!

This is why Paul is so bold in facing sugar-coated and outright untruths!  He is jealous to protect the purity of the church.  He knows that Satan works diligently to deceive and he does it by leading our thoughts astray.  As we think, so we act!

If Satan has our thoughts, he has power over our actions.  He is working to divide our devotion to and steal our sincerity in our relationship with Christ.  In contrast, Paul wants to help people take their thoughts captive to obey Christ.  Paul is waging war on their behalf to keep them pure, which he says in 11:28 causes daily pressure and anxiety.

If your pastor is committed to your spiritual purity, thank him by listening and respecting him.  So many people forfeit the blessing of truth by listening to people who don’t care for them personally or have their best interest in mind.

If you read this and you are from our church; I want you to know for sure that your pastor and his wife love you!  We carry concern daily that you are growing in truth; that you are purely and sincerely devoted to Christ; and that you are consistently experiencing the love, joy, freedom, peace and grace of God.


One response to “2 Corinthians 10:4, 11:1-29 ~ Can’t think of a good title =)

  1. Mom Miller says:

    I absolutely love your insights! Even tho I don’t always read your posts, when I do I am blessed!
    I love your heart for God and people…

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