Tag: captive thoughts
Scripture reading for August 9th: 2nd Corinthians 10, Psalm 9, Proverbs 5
Key Scriptures: 2nd Corinthians 10:3-6 “For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war in the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.”
Paul knew the pressures of the world that he and the Corinthian believers lived in. The flesh and culture appealing to the outer man brought conflict in the thought life of the inner man requiring powerful weapons to combat them. Paul advised and practiced bringing his thought life and consequently his fleshly man into subjection by focusing on obeying Christ and His powerful Word. By the power of the Word and Spirit, each person could be victorious over the strongholds of worldly thinking.
Faith Confession: The weapons of my warfare are powerful through God for the pulling down of strongholds. I bring every thought into obedience to Christ and His unfailing Word with the help of the Holy Spirit. God is my Stronghold!
Psalm 9:9-10 “The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know Your Name put their trust in You, for You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.”