Thursday, September 17, 2009

2 Corinthians 13

This chapter tells several things about their relationship.
  • Paul hides in the weakness and resurrection power of Christ when interacting with this stubborn church.
  • They need to test themselves to see if they are in the faith. And if they fail. . . he fails.
  • He prays they might be perfect. Prayer is the means for a church to be perfected or built up (2 Cor. 13:9). Why not pray?
  • At the end of this letter, right after he tells them he hopes he won't be too harsh, he commands them to rejoice. Interesting juxtaposition of two seemingly contrary states, harshness and joy!
The benediction is most beautiful (2 Cor. 13:13).

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