Demolishing Arguments and Pretensions
By Rick Warren
— July 19, 2011
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 (NIV)
Use today’s devotional as a prayer:
Father, teach me to wage spiritual war in your manner and not according to the world. Guide me to live—to fight, argue, and enter conflict—with weapons of the Spirit and not weapons of the flesh.
Be my strength, Lord, when I am up against the wall. Father, bring me to a point where I no longer have any confidence in the flesh, but my confidence is only in you. Lord, train me so that when I face conflict, discouragement, or temptation—when I collide with any obstacle—I rely on you and your way.
The truth says you’ve given me the power and authority to demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of you.
So, rather than getting into arguments, I can point to the truth and state it. Lord, make me ready to use the tools you provide and show me how to “demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against” you. Show me how to take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ. Show me how to do that, and show me what to do. I commit to doing what you teach me to do.
May this be so, my Lord.
Jon Walker is the author of Costly Grace.
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This devotional is copyrighted 2011 by Jon Walker. Used by permission.