Scriptural Meditation- 2 Corinthians 10:5

and every arrogance that raises itself up against the knowledge of G-d; we take every thought captive and make it obey the Messiah.

The idea of capturing thoughts and making them subject to Messiah is empowering. I am pushing aside some of the context here, but I think this concept really deserves it. This feels like a gem. Do you ever have the feeling that you are lacking because of the things that pop into your head while praying or reading scripture or anything like that? It is a struggle for me. Whether it is an attack from the enemy or just the longings of my flesh, going forward I will consider this idea of taking captive these thoughts and subjugating them to Messiah. The best illustration for this I have at the moment are that as I am busying myself with godliness, these stray thoughts come along my path. I can indulge them and lose my way or slow my progress. I can ignore them or ward them off and nothing comes of them. Or I can bind them and offer them up to my King as a sort of spoils of war. This thing came and attacked me and I brought it to you to do with as you please. It is not for me, I seek only to serve you. Perhaps it would be better for the intrusive though to be likened to a beautiful flower, or a treasure of some sort. It is something that is not mine, but it creates an opportunity for me to deal with it and prove my mettle by how I react towards it. Regardless, I encourage you to join me in implementing this idea. May we be strengthened to make every thought obey the Messiah.

Published by MJ Muñoz

Husband. Father. Believer. Writer. Publishing weekly toku analysis while working on a series of children's books inspired by tokusatsu.

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