New Testament In a Year: September 20 – 2 Corinthians 13

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2 Corinthians 13
(1-10) Final Warnings
Paul again warns the Corinthian Christians that when he comes to them for the third time he will be ready to rebuke those who are sinning. However, he would prefer for them to examine their own behavior and see whether it is in line with the Christian faith. He seeks to use his God-given authority to build others up in the faith, not tear them down. As believers, Jesus the Christ lives in us. Instead of waiting for someone else to do it, we should examine ourselves to see whether our words and actions reflect that fact.

(11-14) Final Greetings
In Paul’s final words in his second letter to the Corinthian Christians, they are told to rejoice, to be restored, to comfort one another, to agree with one another, and to live in peace with one another. Because God is a God of love and peace, the lives of those who believe in Him ought to be characterized by those two qualities. When we are at peace with one another, God will be with us.

Favorite verse: (11) Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.

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