the force of truth

marmsky devotions pics November 2017 (14)devotional post # 2200

2 Corinthians 10:4-6

2Co 10:4  Because we do not use material weapons for our combat, but those divinely enabled to destroy strongholds.
2Co 10:5  We demolish worldviews and every highly polished theory raised against the knowledge of God, and take every idea captive to obey Christ,
2Co 10:6  being prepared to appropriately respond to every disobedience, once you have completely obeyed.

the force of truth

Paul had been criticized for not being forceful enough in his ministry. The super-apostles of Corinth had gained prominence there for being dominant over their underlings. Paul had taken a laid back approach. He trusted in the force of truth itself. He knew that the gospel had ways of overwhelming all the objections to it. It was powerful enough to neutralize worldviews, theories, and ideas that might tempt a believer to be disobedient to Christ and his covenant. So, Paul saw no need to dominate. His task was to educate.

LORD, give us the confidence to speak your truth, and let its force be enough.


About Jefferson Vann

Jeff is a former Christian missionary.
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