THE MIND OF SINFUL MAN IS DEATH
Did you know that God does not deem your mind trustworthy? Why not? Your mind is not dependable, because the father-of-lies has had access to your mind since the day you were born. You are not the only one sharing your mind. During the disconcerting childhood circumstances of your life, the father-of-lies lured you into deception: false conclusions…wrong interpretations…inaccurate assumptions. Therefore, when you pull answers from your mind, you are also drawing false answers from the father-of-lies.
SO I TELL YOU THIS, AND INSIST ON IT IN THE LORD, THAT YOU MUST NO LONGER LIVE AS THE GENTILES DO, IN THE FUTILITY OF THEIR THINKING. THEY ARE DARKENED IN THEIR UNDERSTANDING AND SEPARATED FROM THE LIFE OF GOD
Even after you have become a Christian, you must not live in the futility of your thinking, because your understanding is darkened by the father-of-lies. In fact, he uses your own thoughts to separate you from God’s Presence and His Answers.
THE WEAPONS WE FIGHT WITH ARE NOT THE WEAPONS OF THE WORLD. ON THE CONTRARY, THEY HAVE DIVINE POWER TO DEMOLISH STRONGHOLDS. WE DEMOLISH ARGUMENTS AND EVERY PRETENSION THAT SETS ITSELF UP AGAINST THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, AND WE TAKE CAPTIVE EVERY THOUGHT TO MAKE IT OBEDIENT TO CHRIST
(2 Corinthians 10:4-5).
What is your opinion about YOUR mind: that it is good…that it is trustworthy…that it knows the truth? Do you always rely on your mind to find a solution to your problem, your unworthiness, and your brokenness? Do you run to your mind when things go wrong…when someone insults you…when someone fails you?
I urge you to treat your mind as a deathtrap that is used by the father-of-lies, at any given moment in time. Take every thought captive that enters your mind. Question every belief that lives in your mind. Demolish every argument in your mind that has set itself up against the knowledge of God. Soon, you will notice the difference in your life.
PRAYER: God of Truth, keep me from running to my own mind-set when things go wrong…when someone insults me…when someone fails me. Keep me from living in the futility of my thinking. Instead, let me look to You for answers to my problems, solutions to my unworthiness, and explanations to my brokenness, for only You know the Truth.
Maintain an Awareness
The truth is if we do not follow God in our thoughts, we will not follow Him in our actions, either, and then we will end up with the wrong purpose.