Demolishing Arguments And Pretensions

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.

Take a look at this new curriculum from Saddleback Resources: Raising Your Kids without Raising Your Blood Pressure.

This devotional is copyrighted 2011 by Jon Walker. Used by permission.


Give hope, prayer, and encouragement below. Post a comment & talk about it.

SIGN UP FOR PASTOR RICK’S FREE DAILY HOPE DEVOTIONAL

SIGN UP FOR DAILY HOPE DEVOTIONAL

Special Offer

LWP-gift-bottom-left_mini

Sermons for Life Change: The Most Requested Rick Warren Sermons

Would you like to become all God intended you to be? God is in the business of changing lives and He wants to transform you into the person He created you to be-with more love, more faith, and an eternal purpose. Thousands of people have personally shared how their lives have been transformed by Pastor Rick Warren's powerful teaching so we put together a six CD collection of his most requested sermons. These are sermons you’ll want to listen to more than once and to share with your friends and family members.

REQUEST YOUR COPY

On the Radio

THOC-currentseries-bottom-right

The Hope of Christmas Audio Series

For too many people, Christmas has become a long to-do list that leaves them weary and wishing for Dec. 26. In this series of messages, Pastor Rick wants to help you remember the reason you celebrate Christmas and why it should change not just the way you celebrate the holidays but the rest of your life as well.

Purchase this seriesListen to this series