2 Corinthians 10:5 - Secure the Door!
2 Corinthians 10:5: Secure the Door!
2 Corinthians 10:5 (NKJV) Casting down arguments and every high
thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every
thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
We have some rabbits in our garage, which belong to our
grandchildren. They named one of them Cotton and the other Chubby Cutie. One
day I went into the garage and discovered that Chubby Cutie and
Cotton were loose and hopping around. I tried to catch them while I
maneuvered around the things in my garage. Thankfully my grandson,
Christopher, managed to grab them. We quickly returned Cotton and Chubby
Cutie to their cage and secured their little door.
We all have a door, of sorts, in our lives. If we leave that
door open, bad things can come in. We start by guarding our minds. We
decide what thoughts will be allowed to take residence in our minds.
All kinds of thoughts come to us all the time. They can be bad
thoughts, good thoughts, horrible thoughts, or wonderful thoughts. We
decide what is coming in and what isnt.
Thats why the Bible tells us to [bring] every thought
into captivity to the obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5 NKJV).
If you give the devil an inch, he will take a mile. Dont have
any conversations with the devil. The Bible says, Resist the
devil and he will flee from you (James 4:7 NKJV).
We also need to guard our mouths. Often we say something or
tweet something or post something, and once its out, we wonder why
we said it. We would do well to pray, as David did, Set a guard,
O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips
(Psalm 141:3 NKJV).
Before you speak, apply the acronym THINK: Is it truthful? Is
it helpful? Is it inspiring? Is it necessary? Is it kind? You might
be thinking, If I applied that principle, then I would basically
say nothing. So be it. [Greg Laurie from Harvest Ministries;
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Most Important Decision in Life:
Importance of Choice:
http://creationhealth.com/CREATION-Health/Choice [click on video]
Seeking God Made Real: http://vimeo.com/31489782
Prayer Made Real: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc8VdMV26VE
Musical Devotional On Christian Living:
Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David DeRose, MD, MPH:
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