New Testament In a Year: September 8 – 2 Corinthians 2

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2 Corinthians 2
(1-4) Paul does not rejoice that a Corinthian Christian is in need of discipline. Because sin is displeasing to God, he knows that discipline is necessary, but it grieves him that it must be done.

(5-11) Forgive the Sinner
When the Christian who has been disciplined repents of his wrongdoing, the other Christians must stop applying discipline, and instead love him, forgive him, and restore him to fellowship in the body of Christ. Regardless of how great one may have sinned, if he or she repents, we are not to keep condemning, but to forgive and show love, just as Christ does. When we confess our sins and forsake our sins and give our hearts to Him, He forgives us and readily removes our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.

(12-17) Triumph in Christ
Through Christ, God gives us triumph in everything. He also gives us the ability to spread in sincerity the fragrance of the knowledge of Him everywhere.

Favorite verse: (15) For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.

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