taste and see

2 Corinthians 10:3-5

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 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. (NIV)

For though we walk (live) in the flesh, we are not carrying on our warfare according to the fleshand using mere human weapons. For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds, 5 [Inasmuch as we] 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) (AMP)

3-5 The world is unprincipled. It’s dog-eat-dog out there! The world doesn’t fight fair. But we don’t live or fight our battles that way–never have and never will. The tools of our trade aren’t for marketing or manipulation, but they are for demolishing that entire massively corrupt culture. We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ. (MSG)

Be careful what you let into your gates (eyes and ears) because sin starts with your thoughts. Whatever you are exposed to on a continual basis, you begin to think it is normal and/or acceptable. You become de-sensitized. So it’s important to plug into the Bible and the Will of God so that you can take any contrary thought into captivity and instead turn to a life shaped by the influence of Christ.

NIV: New International Version  AMP: The Amplified Bible  MSG: The Message Bible

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