Monday, June 3, 2013

Day 154, Jun 3 - 2 Corinthians 2

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My last letter to you was covered with tears, composed with great difficulty, and frankly a broken heart. It wasn't my intention to depress you or cause you pain; rather, I had hoped you would see if for what it was - a demonstration of the overwhelming love I have for all of you. (v 4 - The Voice)

Have you ever known anyone that wasn't walking with the Lord and it broke your heart? That was how Paul felt about the Corinthians. How did you respond? Sadly, too often I give up rather than to pray and reach out to that person.

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  1. 2 Corinthians 2
    10-11 If you forgive someone, so do I. Indeed, what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, I did in the presence of Christ for your benefit. I don’t want Satan to outwit us. After all, we are not ignorant about Satan’s scheming.

    14-16 But thank God! He has made us his captives and continues to lead us along in Christ's triumphal procession. Now he uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume. Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God. But this fragrance is perceived differently by those who are being saved and by those who are perishing. To those who are perishing, we are a dreadful smell of death and doom. But to those who are being saved, we are a life-giving perfume. And who is adequate for such a task as this?

    1 Corinthians 15:57
    But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.