Monday, December 2, 2002

2 Corinthians 10:3-5

"For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to
the pulling down of strongholds;)
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ."
2 Corinthians 10:3-5

This is an interesting analogy, relating our struggles to warfare... doing battle with our imaginations and thoughts. :)  Sometimes it feels like war, so I thought it was kind of cool.  I like the part about our weapons being mighty through God... that they can take down strongholds.  I think that sometimes we surrender part of ourselves to God, but there are little parts that we reinforce against him.  We want to give ourselves to God, just as long as we can keep this thing or that thing... a few imaginations, several thoughts, a little tiny addiction... :)  But God gives us the weapons to pull down the last of our strongholds so that we can find our way to Christ, and be wholly his.  It's very hard to do, and it is kind of like a war... just with ourselves.  Trying to balance and satisfy all of our needs with things that are acceptable to God.  Letting go of selfishness and greed and trying to see beyond our limited mortal perspective.  Not just believing, but doing... not just doing, but believing... struggling to make ourselves whole and clean.  With God's help, let's win today's battle.

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