Many WarningsI warned those who sinned before and all the others, and I warn them now while absent, as I did when present on my second visit, that if I come again I will not spare them. – 2 Corinthians 13:2 Paul urges us to turn away from sin. He
Christ's Power In Our Weakness But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. – 2 Corinthians 12:9 The
False ApostlesFor such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. – 2 Corinthians 11:13 The Bible speaks often about false prophets who can lead followers astray. Back in Paul's day, apparently there were false apostles. Yes, there was fraud back in the day as well.
Boast in the LordLet the one who boasts, boast in the Lord. For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends. – 2 Corinthians 10:17-18 We humans with our limited power and limited knowledge have no right to boast about
Invest In EternityWhoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. – 2 Corinthians 9:6 The business world goes by the mantra "high risk, high reward". Simply put, if you don't put yourself on the line, you don't have the opportunity to profit. You
Give Beyond Your Means"For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own accord..." – 2 Corinthians 8:3 Paul is describing the incredibly giving nature of the Macedonian churches, that they give not only according to their means but also beyond
Godly Grief vs Worldly GriefFor godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death. – 2 Corinthians 7:10 This verse really stuck out to me today. I didn't understand what it meant until I read some other articles. If you have ever felt
Interacting With UnbelieversDo not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? – 2 Corinthians 6:14 It's very easy to mis-read this as "don't have anything to do with unbelievers". But that would conflict with the great commission to