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- BIBLE TEXT: 2 Corinthians 1:15-20 (ESV) 15 Because I was sure of this, I wanted to come to you first, so that you might have a second experience of grace. 16 I wanted to visit you on my way to Macedonia, and to come back to you from Macedonia and have you send me on my way to Judea. 17 Was I vacillating when I wanted to do this? Do I make my plans according to the flesh, ready to say “Yes, yes” and “No, no” at the same time? 18 As surely as God is faithful, our word to you has not been Yes and No. 19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, whom we proclaimed among you, Silvanus and Timothy and I, was not Yes and No, but in him it is always Yes. 20 For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.
Reflection & Application
2 Corinthians 1:15-20
- From the fact that Apostle Paul had to defend himself against serious criticism regarding his cancellation of a scheduled visit to Corinth, what can we guess about what kind of people the Corinthian Christians were?
- In what ways have all the promises of God become fulfilled with a resounding “yes” in Christ? Are there specific promises of God that I need to particularly remember and cling to these days?