January 20 ~ We talked about this in worship yesterday. The verse is inspired by the day we commemorate today, the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (NLT) "We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ."
Paul is writing this as one who has the authority of Christ. In seeking that kind of authority, it occurs to me that every last one of us needs to be DISarmed of our human-formed weapons – that stuff needs to be fully relinquished before we have any room for God’s mighty power to work through us. “Every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God” might just be lingering in our own arsenal. Our worldly defenses need to be renounced or God’s power will be, sadly, deflected by us. Maybe that has something to do with having a form of godliness but denying its power (2 Timothy 3:5)? Oh, there is so much of which we still need to repent; let us never stop asking the Holy Spirit to deal with us!
Pastor Lisa Bosworth