We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ (2 Cor 10:5).
We may feel self-satisfaction when we avoid an unrighteous act, but ungodliness isn’t limited to our actions. We talked before about the power of our words and the importance of replacing words of deceit and lies with the life giving truth of God’s word. But the third area that the enemy attacks is the most vulnerable—our thoughts.
Just as the brain controls the body, the mind is the control center for the soul. Sinful, untrue, or even just negative thoughts can affect our emotions, motivations, and persuasions. If we allow unrighteous thoughts to run rampant, our conscience can become hardened, causing us to speak and even act ungodly or sinfully.
If unrighteous, sinful thoughts of anger, vengeance, pride, covetousness…enter our minds, it is vital that we do not allow ourselves the pleasure of entertaining them. Time to place those thoughts in captivity by surrounding them with God’s powerful words of life and truth.