First of two studies in 2 Corinthians 10
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh”
(2 Corinthians 10:3).
Accusations had obviously been leveled against the Apostle Paul, resulting in his writing this strong defense of his life and actions. There was no place where Paul met stronger accusations than in Corinth.
Using an obvious statement in his defense, Paul contrasts it with one the Corinthians may not have understood. They could testify to the fact that he was a flesh and blood human being; but he wanted them to understand that his reactions to life, even adversity in life, were not consistent with the behavior of an ordinary man.
The apostle was fighting a spiritual battle, and his strategy was based upon spiritual principles. By this tactic, he left us a wonderful example about how we can deal effectively with life as difficulties come our way.