Early Weekend Word: Captive

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Tomorrow is Fess Up Friday, so I'm welcoming the weekend a day early. You don't mind, do you?


I've been thinking about this heron since I took his picture at the aquarium weeks ago.*

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners. Isaiah 61:1

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

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. Colossians 2:8

Word Filled Wednesday at Internet Cafe Devotions

*Don't go calling the aquarium. I'm pretty sure that most (all?) of their birds were previously injured or otherwise unable to survive in the wild. So while the beautiful heron is a captive, it's not quite as awful as it sounds.

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11 Responses to “Early Weekend Word: Captive”

  1. Captive...good word for me to think about even in regards to how I hold myself captive in certain situations.

    ps your * is funny!

  2. StefanieYoungBrownFebruary 9, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    What a great word!  May I be released from what holds me captive as well as be "captivated" by him alone.
    Great verses...

  3. Hmm...those are good verses for me to be reminded of. I don't want to allow myself to be captive to things that the Lord has already freed me from. I'm in the midst of a situation at church that is dragging me down, and I need to hold to my freedom in Christ. With grace and gentleness.

    Thanks for sharing these.

  4. Oh my...powerful verses.  Thanks for the reminders.

    Have a blessed Sunday♥

  5. Good capture, "captivating"!


  6. Powerful verses. I have a nature perserve by me see herons often but to far away to photograph like this.

  7. And how many of us have been captive in the past... even because of such significant injury we couldn't escape or "fly" away?  Than THEN the Lord broke through, healed, opened the escape route... and cleansed and blessed us.  I love it!

  8. Isaiah 61:1-3 is my all time favorite read in the bible - so POWERFUL !!

  9. LOVE this!!! You've captured it perfectly! 

  10. I love zoos and aquariums... They do so much to save our animals. Beautiful scriptures. I've always like the one in Isaiah -- such promise.