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2 Corinthians 10:3‭-‬6 MSG 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. Our tools are ready at hand for clearing the ground of every obstruction and building lives of obedience into maturity.

Thoughts are constantly entering our minds. Some thoughts are good and some thoughts are evil. Just because evil thoughts enter our minds doesn’t mean we’re evil people. It’s just a thought. It doesn’t become a bad thing until we act on that thought.

Based on 2 Corinthians 10:5, we can reject those evil thoughts. Let’s say a thought of committing adultery enters our minds. We can literally tell that thought to leave and verbally declare “I only desire my spouse.” We can do the same thing with thoughts of cheating on our taxes, punching someone in the face, quitting our jobs, or using drugs or alcohol as an escape. Any thought that did not come from God can and should be rejected.

If we can control our thoughts, we can control our actions. By controlling our actions, we can control the trajectory of our lives. But, it starts with our thoughts. Control your thoughts.

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Scriptures of the Day

January 2023
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