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10 Oct
10Oct

     "...and we take captive EVERY thought to make it obedient to Christ" (II Corinthians 10:5b).

     Every: "each one of the entire number of." That's pretty total. Doesn't leave room for any exceptions.

     There's a lot of action to getting the job done though. Most prisoners don't just wait to be captured and taken into captivity. They fight - put up resistance.

     Thoughts are kind of like that, too. Taking them captive and making them march or stand in obedience to Christ is not always (dare I say, ‘seldom’) a natural response.

     A battle rages - so - we have to be aggressive at times and TAKE them captive - against our human will - but - in accordance to God's will.

     Because if we don't, our "minds may somehow be led astray...." (II Corinthians 11:3b).

     The outcome?

     More of the mind of Christ, which results in more Godliness and less us-li-ness.

     I don't know about you, but I desire more of Him and less of woMEn. If I take the me out of it... I will have WON!

     O yes, you MEn, take the me out, and you're 'N'! - the mind of Christ.

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