Bible Text: 2 Corinthians 13:7-10 (ESV)
7 But we pray to God that you may not do wrong—not that we may appear to have met the test, but that you may do what is right, though we may seem to have failed. 8 For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth. 9 For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. Your restoration is what we pray for. 10 For this reason I write these things while I am away from you, that when I come I may not have to be severe in my use of the authority that the Lord has given me for building up and not for tearing down.
Reflection & Application
2 Corinthians 13:7-9
- Given the words of judgment in vv. 1-4, what is surprising about Apostle Paul’s prayers for the Corinthians?
- What does v. 8 reveal about what is necessary for the Corinthians to be restored?
- For whom can I say that I am glad to be weak so they can be strong?