Scripture to Read: 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
God’s been teaching us this week about the difference between treasuring this world or treasuring Him and His Word. God has shown us again and again that the choice is ours to make. As we read 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, God reminds us that though we live in the fleshly shell we live in, we cannot wage war in a fleshly manner. God tells us that the weapons of the warfare are “divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.” God is telling us that there is no way to win the spiritual battles we face by our human strength. Sometimes we think we’re strong enough and we’ve all heard people even say, “Well, I’ll just try harder next time.” But God tells us in these verses today that we can only overcome by His divine power. That is why treasuring Him and His Word is the key to winning each battle we face. The so-called treasures of this life seem great for the moment but they never last, never satisfy, never fulfill our deepest needs and always leave us feeling horrible, broken, shameful, guilty, cheated, or a combination of them. We must fill our minds with God’s Truth and, as His Word says today, we must “take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.” Filling our minds with His Word and treasuring His Word gives us the weapon we need to overcome. Let’s live our lives for Him and treasure Him and His Word, above all else.
Challenge & Application
1. What did God teach you today through this devotion and His Word?
2. How will you apply the Truth God has taught you to your life each day?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!