8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.

The battle ground is of our mind is under constant attack. Every day we are bombarded with ideologies that sound good and seem to make sense but are not of God. Don’t get fooled by what the world has to offer. It never satisfies and will always bring bondage.

We are to line everything up against the Word of God like the Bereans in Acts 17:11 “Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.” We need to be discerning when we receive a teaching or message. The enemy is called the Father of Lies and the Deceiver of the brethren for good reason. The ways of the world are often clothed in right sounding rhetoric.

Where does power and authority come from? It is given by God for Jesus said that “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” Mt. 28:18. Any one that claims to have a different way to gain power is speaking nonsense. The world would like you to think that the Bible is irrelevant and outdated. The truth is the Bible is all the truth you will ever need in life. “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Tim 3:16-17.

Be captivated by God’s Word and don’t let the world capture you!

1 Response

  1. BigBuck

    I have noticed when I veer away in my mind with enticing thoughts to make sin look attractive they are never from something I have gotten from the Bible. It is some kind of deception to lure me in for the trap. The only way I can ever trust another man is if he is modeling what the word says and acting it out in his walk. Otherwise it is just enticing words of flattery and vain knowledge with no substance. I should know, because I used to keep people at bay in the past with head knowledge and fakery. Praise God I have the MIND OF CHRIST! My old man is dead and gone!

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