Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Day 16-Do it yourself: Determinedly demolish some things

2 Cor 10:5 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.

I love Chamber's first sentence in the devotional:
Deliverance from sin is not deliverance from human nature.

Wouldn't that make it a whole lot easier if we were delivered from human nature? We'd probably never have church splits! Instead, we still wrestle with flesh and blood. Christians still have a whole lot of problems. Sometimes we don't get along, sometimes we lose our tempers and say the wrong thing, sometimes we are tempted to give in to something we know would compromise our faith.

Because we still have a human nature, we are called to take a proactive stance against anything that stands against God. We all have our weak spots. Mine is negative thinking. The enemy knows this and sometimes starts whispering negative thoughts in my ear. Unfortunately, sometimes I listen. This is an area that I have to take a strong stand against. I can't just sit quietly waiting for it to pass. I need to squelch it with scripture and prayer!

At the same time, I cannot squelch it on my own strength. I need that divine power of the Holy Spirit spoken about in verse 4!

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1 comment:

  1. That first sentence caught my eye too. Unfortunately, I read it last night before going to bed and couldn't remember any of it this morning.