Wielding the Weapons of the Spirit (Wed. Sept. 15)

The word of the day is “weapons.”  If you have ever tried with your own this-worldly strength to defeat the assaults of the devil, then the reading of  2 Corinthians 9:12-10:7 is for you.  In this passage, Paul speaks of the spiritual warfare in which he is engaged.  He relates that he is contending against his opponents who have taken over the congregation at Corinth.  We might think that this is a human struggle over leadership, a rivalry that can only be won by exercising authority, control, and power.  But the apostle maintains that it is a spiritual struggle, a battle to win the hearts, minds, and souls of the church members. Paul Does not Wield the Weapons of the…