The theme for today’s daily devotional by David Jeremiah is ”Weapons of War”
SCRIPTURE: For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.-2 Corinthians 10:3, NIV
The Bible declares some things that might not be immediately obvious—like mankind being created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27). Other things it assumes—like the fact that we are in a war. It is obvious that we do not currently live in a world where peace is the norm.
When Paul wrote to the Corinthians, he did not reveal that they were in a war; he assumed they knew that. Instead, he told them how to go about waging war. The specific war Paul was in was with false apostles who were masquerading as “ministers of righteousness” (2 Corinthians 11:15). Though they were in the world and Paul was in the world, he did not battle them with worldly weapons (2 Corinthians 10:3-5). Rather, he battled with spiritual weapons, the fullest description of which is in Ephesians 6:10-18: truth, righteousness, the Gospel of peace, faith, salvation, and the Word of God. These are not the weapons of the world but of the Kingdom of God.
You are in a spiritual war in this world. Arm yourself with the armor and weapons that will ensure your victory.
Lies and false reports are among Satan’s choicest weapons.
Source: Turning Point Ministries