Reading for the Day – 2 Corinthians 10:5
“Refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One)”
Our thoughts can come from different sources. Some people believe that their thoughts are private and just theirs. This is not so. The word Devil, the name of evil one, comes from the Greek word “diabolos”. This word means: the one, who throws ideas of thought. This means, that some of those thoughts in your head are not yours. They can come right from your enemy.
Just think about this: did you ever started to pray and then caught yourself at musing on things, far away from your prayer subject. Then, you get amazed: how did I ever get there, thinking of those things? You simple got led away and distracted through thoughts.
Some of our thoughts may plainly be sinful. They may lead us into self condemnation. We feel so unworthy of God and start to be drawn away from Him by those thoughts. So, taking them captive into obedience to Christ is one of the essential skills for Christians.
The first step is to understand that those thoughts are not yours, until you accept them. No need for self condemnation. The next step is to refuse to accept them. Take the power over them in the name of Christ and cast them away. You have been empowered to do that.
Prayer suggestion: Pray to the Lord, so He would give you insight on the thoughts and understanding on which thoughts are not yours and come from the evil one.
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