“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).
“If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.”
“The life you have is often a reflection of the thoughts you think.”
– Craig Groeschel
“False teaching always leads to false living.”
– Martin Lloyd Jones
Thoughts just happen.
That is a lie. It is a lie that the devil would love for Christ followers to believe.
If you are wise, you take responsibility for what you think. Thoughts matter. Thoughts absolutely matter.
“We demolish,” “We take captive every thought.” Our verse makes it absolutely clear that Christ followers are responsible for our thoughts. Christians don’t just let thoughts happen. We take responsibility for what we think.
- When thoughts and belief systems that sets itself against the knowledge of God arise, we are responsible for demolishing such thoughts with the truth of God’s word.
- We take captive every thought we think to make it obedient to Christ.
You get a bonus verse for today: “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things” (Philippians 4:8).
Thoughts matter. Thoughts absolutely matter for followers of Jesus Christ. We are solely responsible for our thoughts. “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.”