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It is true that we live in the world, but we do not fight from worldly motives.

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Indeed, we live as human beings,[a] but we do not wage war according to human standards;[b]

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 10:3 Gk in the flesh
  2. 2 Corinthians 10:3 Gk according to the flesh

For although we do live in the world, we do not wage war in a worldly way;

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3-6 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 massively 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.

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