O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin. Romans 7:24-25
I was thinking today about the thoughts that run through my head. How they can be so dark and not at all Godly. How sometimes they are thoughts that just pop in my head, ones I would never entertain or think of purposely.
It reminds me of what scripture says about our thoughts.
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ 2 Corinthians 10:5
Oh wretched man that I am! How our flesh WARS against the Spirit. As long as we are here on earth in these bodies made of flesh, we will have thoughts that exalt themselves against the knowledge of God. We need to take them captive and put them under obedience. A lot of the time these thoughts are just lies. Thoughts of who God is not and who we are not.
For this reason, we have to do what David did…
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Psalm 119:11
If you are familiar with the story of Christ in the wilderness (Matthew 4:1-11), you will notice every time satan tries to tempt Christ, he comes back with scripture. You read over and over again, “as it is written.” Our defense against these thoughts and imaginations is the sword of the spirit which is the word of God (Ephesians 6:17).
So the next time you have an unclean thought that just pops into your head out of no where, do what the word says. Take it captive, bring it under obedience to Christ, and throw the Word of God right back at it to reveal its lie!
Love y’all and keep up the good fight!
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