Wednesday, 23 December 2015
…but I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and escaped from his hands.
2 Corinthians 11:33
Here Paul details how he made his escape from Damascus. His words here explain “the things which concern my infirmity.” There are other examples of people escaping in such a manner in the Bible.… Read the rest
Tuesday, 22 December 2015
In Damascus the governor, under Aretas the king, was guarding the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desiring to arrest me; 2 Corinthians 11:32
Paul just said in verse 30 that “I will boast in the things which concern my infirmity.” After that, he gave a solemn testimony that his words were true.… Read the rest
Monday, 21 December 2015
The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying.
2 Corinthians 11:31
Paul now invokes the name of the Father for what he is about to say. It is certain that this is about the coming verse and not the preceding verses, because in just the verse prior he said, “If I must boast, I will boast in the things which concern my infirmity.”… Read the rest
Sunday, 20 December 2015
If I must boast, I will boast in the things which concern my infirmity. 2 Corinthians 11:30
Paul has established that of all the things the false apostles had boasted in, he had more reason to boast. What they were, he was also, and even more. After demonstrating to the Corinthians that he was eminently qualified to boast in such things, he then wrote about his weakness and that he was one who stumbled.… Read the rest
Saturday, 19 December 2015
Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is made to stumble, and I do not burn with indignation?
2 Corinthians 11:29
From verses 22-27, Paul spoke of those physical things which pertained to him which were in comparison to the false apostles he has been referring to.… Read the rest