2 Corinthians 2:11
Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
I. TO OCCUPY OUR MINDS WITH WORLDLY THINGS, SO THAT NO TIME MAY BE LEFT TO CARE FOR OUR SOULS.
II. TO DISCOURAGE THOSE WHO SHOW ANY DISPOSITION TO DO RIGHT.
III. TO MISREPRESENT RELIGION ITSELF.
IV. TO MAKE USE OF THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF SCIENCE TO FURTHER HIS OWN PURPOSES. Hence the idea that there is no limit to human investigations; that the utterances of reason are supreme; that faith in the unseen is but the pitiable weakness of superstition and ignorance.
(J. N. Norton, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.