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Taking Every Thought Captive

My reading for today was 2 Corinthians 10. In this letter to the Corinthians, Paul says that every thought is being taken captive for the obedience of Christ.

What does it mean to take every thought captive? At first read, it seems understandable enough, thinking about it a little, about how a person can take every thought captive, I am not sure I understand what Paul is talking about. I do know that God is so awesome to have Paul choose these words so that I would study more and learn what this means.


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2 thoughts on “Taking Every Thought Captive

  1. Kathleen Calfior on said:

    I don’t have anything “brilliant” to say. To me, this command is straight forward:
    We are not to let our thoughts run away with us! lol We waste time daydreaming; but even worse, we chew up our peace and obstruct our walk with God, by indulging in negative, or “positive” carnal thinking. Lusty thoughts might seem happy, but they are destructive. Self-pity, or grumbling against other people are two huge sinful arenas for our minds to avoid!
    Take our thoughts captive = be deliberately selective in our thoughts, CHOOSE to think on “whatever is true [God’s Word], whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of GOOD REPUTE [not gossipy]; if there is anything excellent and if anything is worthy of praise, ponder these things.” Phil 4:8

    • I am glad you broughtup Phil 4:8. In our culture today we spend so much time watching television that we are saturated with it. Most of the programming is about people behaving badly. At least the reality shows are. In my opinion there is little on television that meets the criteria of Phil 4:8. Yet …

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