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Today’s 333 Devotional: “Take Captive Every Thought”
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
Even though we have been born again, forgiven, and new creations in Christ Jesus, our minds are still programmed to live independently from God, and since we have no delete buttons, we need to be careful what we put into our minds.
We need to be in a continuous process of renewing our minds, that is, reprograming them. What that means is that we need to replace all the lies that we have accepted as truth for all these years, along with those strongholds and arguments that exalt themselves over the knowledge of God that prevents us from fully obeying Him and replace them with the truth of God’s word.
We need to be careful with what we fill our minds with.
King David said, “I will set nothing wicked before my eyes.” (Psalm 101:3a)
Now, besides filtering out all the bad stuff, there’s also just a lot of stuff we don’t need to get involved in or let in.
The Apostle Paul said, “All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify.” (1 Corinthians 10:23)
In other words, while some things are not necessarily wrong, they’re just not necessary. There’s a lot of shows and books that are not necessarily bad or hurtful, but they are just stuffing, that is, stuff that we fill our heads with, but they don’t build up our faith.
Today, the church and Christians need to start taking captive our thought life to the obedience of God’s word. Only then will we live out what we say we believe in.
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