Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Today While Driving.

2 Corinthians on tape, in NASB form, has been playing in the tape player of my Rav4 now for months. What a unique letter from Paul to those wealthy young-in-Christ folks. Paul is so refreshed by Titus, such a workman in Christ, who had such an edifying effect on the new church in Macedonia, and now is hoped on by Paul to have an equally strengthening effect on the Corinthian church. That is just something that never quite sank in as it did today. There is so much there.

Here are a few of the other verses that jumped out at me today that I'd just like to mention especially. Just good stuff:

8:4, "...begging us with much urging for the favor of participation in the support of the saints, and this we had not expected,..."

I am in awe here.

11:21, "To my shame I must say that we have been weak by comparison."

It seems to me, that what is indispensible to the vital ability in Paul's personality which makes all of his trademark truth revealing sarcasm work so well is, his humble honesty.

13:11, "Finally, brethren, rejoice, be made complete, be comforted, be like-minded, live in peace;..."

How can we thank Him enough for that.


Bhedr said...

Amen and Paul reached times of despair and he poured so much love into the saints and he was so anxious to see how they were doing. He wanted to see everyone loving God I think and that was his main focus and joy and it broke his heart to see men move away from their first love and I think the other brethren lifted up his arms perhaps. This seems to always be the temperature throughout Acts and the epistles.

Great post!

Todd said...

Yeah, isn't Paul something. He taught God's undeserved mercy and fatherly love towards men who would behold and believe what He had accomplished in sending His Son to die in their place, and then had to watch as other men tried to cause people to seek themselves, as they tried to build careers for themselves.

Bhedr said...

Yeah...such a travesty brother.