Though Paul’s authority as an apostle of Christ has been challenged in spite of the untiring commitment and suffering for the gospel, he says, he is not fighting with the weapons of the world. For, he has the divine power that demolishes stronghold of men that set itself up against the authority of Christ;
What could we observe divine power that motivated Paul to give up worldly weapons he used to rely on? See also Phil 3:7-8 But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ
What could we observe the nature of worldly weapons people fight with? See also Eph 2:2-3 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath.
What stronghold is God showing you that needs to be demolished through divine power? See also 1 Tim 6:9-10 People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
What does it mean to make it obedient to Christ to you?
What do you want to do in obedient to Christ?