The world attacks by imposing its ideas through the media, different forms of entertainment and through a wide variety of gurus who propagate philosophies which oppose God’s Word. All these ideas are popular and enjoy a wide following. Christians are tempted to think about all these since those who follow all these seem to find enjoyment, prosperity and peace in it.
When we live in this world it may not always be possible to guard our minds against such ungodly ideas. One reason is that these ideas are around us everywhere. So naturally when we relax our guard these kind of thoughts get in. But a Christian who regularly feeds on God’s Word is given a warning soon. This is because the Word of God is living and active. It is sharper than any double-edged sword. It can penetrate even the innermost parts of the mind and body. More than that it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart (Ref. Hebrews 4:12).
When you read God’s Word, worldly and ungodly thoughts that have set up strongholds in your mind are exposed. But God has given you weapons with divine power to demolish these strongholds. Paul adds: “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 NIV). You have to note that the wrong kind of thoughts oppose your knowledge of God. So it has to be taken captive. And then brought to Jesus, for He alone shall rule your mind. When you allow Jesus to rule your mind, all other thoughts will be made captive.