Wednesday in the Word


"We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." 2 Corinthians 10:5
How often do we spend time thinking about what we think about?
Paul reminds us in 2 Corinthians 10:5 to not just consider our thoughts, but to take them captive. Our thoughts are not something that we should just give free reign to. Scripture also tells us that out of the overflow of our heart, our mouth speaks (Luke 6:45). Repetitive thoughts often become heart motives and what motivates our heart usually motivates our speech and actions. What we allow to take up residence in our minds on a daily basis really does matter!
Are we prone to criticism of others in our thought life? Vain conceit? Lust or jealousy? Take all your thoughts captive (2 Cor 10:5) and test them to see if they are honoring to God (Psalm 139:23-24). If they're not, we can't allow them to take up residence in our minds.
God has willingly and graciously given us all the tools we need to be intentional in our thought life. When we spend more time with Him in prayer and in His Word, it becomes easier to identify our weaknesses and surrender them to God.
"May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer." Psalm 19:14