Using Your God Tools in a Dog Eat Dog World – A Lovely Paraphrase

“The world is unprincipled. It’s dog-eat-dog out there!
The world doesn’t fight fair.
But we don’t live or fight our battles that way-
never have and never will.
The tools of our trade aren’t for marketing or manipulation,
but they are for demolishing that entire corrupt culture.
We use our powerful God-tools for
smashing warped philosophies,
tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God,
fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse
into the structure of life shaped by Christ.
Our tools are ready at hand
for clearing the ground of every obstruction
and building lives of obedience into maturity.”

— Eugene Peterson, The Message, 2 Corinthians 10:3-5

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