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verse 5: “We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,”

Quick, try to think of the William Tell Overture and to NOT think of the Lone Ranger…..time’s up.

If you’re like the majority of people (including me!) who first heard that classical concert piece as the theme song of “that masked man”, it was nearly impossible to not run the tune through your mind and see that TV Western hero “on a fiery horse with the speed of light”. Sound and image were inseparable thoughts….and really hard to think of one without the other!

Paul here is speaking of “taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ”. As I’ve heard it said before, the devil is not a scary looking fellow with horns, a pitchfork, and a cape, dressed all in red. He will tempt us subtlely. That is why Jesus told us not to even let our thoughts stray. As goes your thinking, so go your actions. I’ll wager if you ask most addicts today what led to their out-of-control addictions, most of them will say it started with only “a little bit here and a little bit there”. Trying something illicit you know you should not…or taking a quick look at something thinking your resistance is strong. Like I said in the previous email, the devil cheats…he’ll hit you where you are weak, no matter how strong you think you are.

Keep your mind on Jesus today, and there won’t be any room for the devil’s trash.

Have a blessed day!

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