For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.
The apostle Paul’s critics in Corinth accused him of only being bold in his letters but weak in physical presence. Here Paul warns that he doesn’t want to have to be harsh when he comes. He wants them to know that his spiritual weapons are powerful.
Thankfully, these spiritual weapons are also available to Christians to help us pull down our own strongholds of pride and wrong thoughts—to replace them with obedience to Christ.
For more about the help God gives Christians, see “Christ in Us: How Does He Live in You?” And see more about the spiritual equipment God provides for us to fight our spiritual battles in the section “How to Put on the Armor of God.”