war after the flesh
2 Corinthians 10:3
10:3 war after the flesh. Paul often used a military metaphor to describe the Christian life (e.g., II Timothy 2:3-4). In this verse, “flesh” is not used theologically, but physiologically, referring to our natural human abilities. We “walk” like all natural men physically, but our warfare is conducted in the realm of the spirit, not with swords or guns.