Day 2 —
Soul Detox suggested passage reading for today is 2 Corinthians 10:1-6 and Ephesians 6:10-20
After reading the passages there I went to Bible Gateway dot-com to read from the Complete Jewish Bible. You may prefer another translation – which you can easily choose when you click the link below and arrive at Bible Gateway dot-com.
To NO way compare myself to the Apostle Paul as he to me is a GIANT in Christian Faith, yet he was like you and me – having feet of clay.
2 Corinthians 10:1 . . . I who am considered timid when face-to-face with you but intimidating from a distance.
I think I get this. Of course he was intimidating and bold from a distance – the words he penned were GOD’s WORD. WORD that should strike fear in any unrepentant sinner. I understand that on another level as well. I find myself bolder at this screen than face to face. And when confronted face to face with sin in people I love (and myself) I am often timid. That is not always good, I think.
Read the passage. This is only one minute slice of the whole.
For sure check out these verses:
4 because the weapons we use to wage war are not worldly. On the contrary, they have God’s power for demolishing strongholds. We demolish arguments
5 and every arrogance that raises itself up against the knowledge of God; we take every thought captive and make it obey the Messiah.
We demolish arguments! That helps me. The WORD of GOD is strong and powerful. I can apply it to the toxic thoughts (arguments) that go on in my head and gain VICTORY over them!! I knew that. You knew that. But today is a fine day for reminding us to practice, practice, practice!
One more word: OBEY the MESSIAH! JESUS CHRIST the RIGHTEOUS!
Happy studying my Friends,
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