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2 Corinthians 13:8

Jan 22, 2016   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   2 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians 13, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Friday, 22 January 2016

For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth. 2 Corinthians 13:8

With a cursory reading of this verse, it appears that Paul is speaking as a person who is incapable of working against the truth. We would then see it comparable to the words ascribed to George Washington which say, “I cannot tell a lie.” Although this is a noble way of looking at it, Paul’s words are more intense than that.… Read the rest

2 Corinthians 13:7

Jan 21, 2016   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   2 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians 13, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Thursday, 21 January 2016

Now I pray to God that you do no evil, not that we should appear approved, but that you should do what is honorable, though we may seem disqualified. 2 Corinthians 13:7

Paul has been discussing his need for discipline when he comes. And along with this discipline must come a demonstration of his apostolic powers.… Read the rest

2 Corinthians 13:6

Jan 20, 2016   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   2 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians 13, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Wednesday, 20 January 2016

But I trust that you will know that we are not disqualified. 2 Corinthians 13:6

In verse 3, Paul noted that they “seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, who is not weak toward you, but mighty in you.” Rather than merely seeking a proof that he and his fellow apostles are in Christ and fully capable of demonstrating the power of Christ towards them, he asked them to examine themselves.… Read the rest

2 Corinthians 13:5

Jan 19, 2016   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   2 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians 13, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified. 2 Corinthians 13:5

Paul now takes the time to turn around the Corinthian’s accusations concerning his true apostleship and have them reflect on their own status.… Read the rest

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