Today’s reading is 2 Corinthians 10.
We are in a kingdom. Our king is Jesus. He is opposed to all other kings. The battle is on for domination of the world. However, our kingdom is different. We do not wage war according to the flesh. Sadly, this has been overlooked throughout the centuries. Perhaps the worst of these oversights was the Crusades. Then there were the holy wars during the Reformation years. Of course, there was the Inquisition. But is it any different today when churches mount political campaigns and try to mobilize social justice marches and movements to get the world to act like Christians are supposed to act? These may use voting booths instead of military offensives and sit ins instead of bombing raids, but they are still weapons of the flesh. We bring the gospel. Then we live by the gospel, holding those in Christ’s kingdom accountable to the gospel, and let the kingdoms of the world see what that looks like. These are our weapons. They worked in the first couple of centuries of Christianity. Let’s pick them up again.
Tomorrow’s reading is 2 Corinthians 11.
A Word for Our Kids
Hey kids, it doesn’t matter how high you can jump. It doesn’t matter if your dad can beat up my dad. It doesn’t matter if you have the highest grades in the class. It doesn’t matter if you live in a bigger house or ride in a nicer car or wear nicer clothes. The only boast we should ever have is whether or not we are in the Lord. That is the only thing that matters. Everything else people boast about is useless. Being in the Lord is the one thing, the only thing that matters. Please, remember that as you grow up.