Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A Moment of Clarity (2)

Part of building up the true is knocking down the false.

2 Corinthians 10:5 – We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,

People sometimes presume a posture of taking the high road by accusing others who speak the truth of being harsh and unloving. They might say that we should try writing something that edifies. However, to build up the good edifice means we need to break down the bad one in its place. It is a positive thing to speak negative words about false and evil things.

Ephesians 4:29 – Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

When we speak to put evil in its place, we are not using corrupting talk; we are talking about that which is corrupt.

“Living For Today With An Eye For Tomorrow”©


MrsEvenSo... said...

Excellent points and very true.

According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 1 Cor 3:10-11

Even So... said...

Thank you dear, I appreciate your growth in the Lord and our growth together...

Marcian said...

You two are precious, and I am thankful for such an example as you are.

When I read 2 Cor 10:5 I immediately thought about doubt and depression and anxiety. Not having everything aligned properly in the mind can give Satan a foothold to bring us down and begin to doubt God. But we know that His Word is truth, and able to conquer all error that may cause us to stray off course doctrinally in any direction, whether it be distrust which causes depression, or distrust which causes heresy.