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02/05/2015

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Getting Your Mind Right


"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 Cor.10:5).

In the movie Cool Hand Luke, (1967) Luke (Paul Newman) is on a southern chain gang. He is rebellious, and the captain (Strother Martin) makes it his mission to get him straightened out. Here's a famous quote from the movie; "You run one time, you got yourself a set of chains. You run twice you got yourself two sets. You ain't gonna need no third set, 'cause you gonna get your mind right. I mean RIGHT." The battles we fight in life all begin in our minds and it is easy to develop negative thoughts that often come to our conscious selves... The apostle Paul gives us his version of getting our minds right in today's verse, when he writes that we take captive every thought. He even tells us why.... To make it obedient to God.... Whether this entails defending our faith or guiding our actions, Paul says that we've got to get our minds right. Notice that the words don't say part of our thoughts and some of the time. We must learn to take captive every thought! Satan, the world and our flesh try their hardest to bring evil thoughts into our minds. The battle is set... Who wins? The winner is the one who takes every thought captive in obedience to Christ. I'll have some thoughts tomorrow about how to achieve this...

Have a great day... Make your little part of the world better.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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