We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5)

“Every time a bad thought pops into my head, I take it captive to Jesus and then it’s gone — BING!”

Those are the words of a wonderful elderly gentleman who attended a Sunday School class I used to teach. He was mostly quiet but each week you could count on him BING!-ing in at least once with the above words of wisdom. They’ve been BING!-ing around in my head ever since.

Try it today. Every time a bad thought pops into your head, BING! it to Jesus.

Bad sexual thoughts while you’re watching TV? BING! ’em to Jesus.

Hateful thoughts about that annoying guy the next cube over at work? BING!em to Jesus.

Envious thoughts about someone who’s got something you don’t? BING! ’em to Jesus.

The verse immediately preceding the one quoted above says:

The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. (2 Corinthians 10:4)

Use all the weapons at your disposal. Bad actions often start with bad thoughts. Ask Jesus to demolish your bad thoughts before they grow into something worse.


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