The Oil Of Joy - Every Argument

/ by Rebuild Your Life Ministries

2 Corinthians 10:5
5 Casting down arguments, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

There are many arrogant reasonings which fight against our relationship with God. We can easily get swept away and deceived into thinking we are close to God when the truth is we are far from Him even though He is close to us. Today’s verse teaches us to keep an eye on what we are thinking. Whenever we want to spend time knowing God what are the arguments which come to mind? For me it can be ideas like my time with God will be boring. It is not very important and i can go to Him whenever i want to. But all these are lies from the enemy.

Some translations refer to the arguments as imaginations. This means it is a systematic way of thinking which has become a picture on our minds. The more we accept it the stronger it becomes until we find that we come up with various excuses not to make the effort to be close to God. We get to know God through various ways including worship, prayer and the study of the word. Therefore anytime we neglect these things we are drawing away from Him. But anytime we choose to do them in spite of the arguments we break them down until it becomes easy to step into a consciousness of His presence.


Prayer: Father, I receive the peace of You my God, which passeth all understanding so it shall keep my heart and mind through Christ Jesus in His Name. Amen.
( Philippians 4:7 paraphrased)


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