In the comments section Jack tied together our "vain imaginations" with the cherubim who guard the tree of life. Coincidentally, the small Wednesday night Bible Study I am a part of is studying Genesis...and that is the chapter we read last week. I have some thoughts rattling around in my head...but no time to actually put them into a post this morning. I have been doing a bit of web surfing...or research as I sometimes call it...at some of the major Bible Study sites on the internet. Blueletter Bible, Studylight, Bible Gateway...and a few others.
Since I am running late, I am simply going to copy/paste some verses here that I've been pondering. Several are more renderings of 2 Corinthians 10:5 in other translations. A few are from other places in the Bible. Comments welcome...and encouraged.
2 Corinthians 10:5
[Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One)AMP
These weapons can break down every proud argument against God and every wall that can be built to keep men from finding him. With these weapons I can capture rebels and bring them back to God and change them into men whose hearts' desire is obedience to Christ. (TLB)
For we overthrow arrogant 'reckonings,' and every stronghold that towers high in defiance of the knowledge of God, and we carry off every thought as if into slavery--into subjection to Christ; WEY
And a few other verses from other places in Scripture....
Romans 1:21Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Acts 4:25-26, “Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things? 26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.”
Jeremiah 7:24, “But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.”
Hebrews 4:12 For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the R7 breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.
Comments welcome on these verses too....