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January 23, 2020

2Cor2- 2020-01-23

By carmenhsu In 2 Corinthians, Devotion Text with Comments Off on 2Cor2- 2020-01-23
  • Journal
  • Commentary: 2 CORINTHIANS 2 – COMMENTARY
  • Bible Text: 2 Corinthians 2:5-11 (ESV)

    5 Now if anyone has caused pain, he has caused it not to me, but in some measure—not to put it too severely—to all of you. 6 For such a one, this punishment by the majority is enough, 7 so you should rather turn to forgive and comfort him, or he may be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. 8 So I beg you to reaffirm your love for him. 9 For this is why I wrote, that I might test you and know whether you are obedient in everything. 10 Anyone whom you forgive, I also forgive. Indeed, what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, has been for your sake in the presence of Christ, 11 so that we would not be outwitted by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his designs.

  • Reflection & Application 

    2 Corinthians 2:5-11

    • How should “punishment” by the church be balanced with the need to “forgive and comfort” and “reaffirm love” toward a person who has sinned publicly?
    • What does Apostle Paul tell the Corinthians to do so that Satan would not outwit them?  What “designs” (or schemes) of Satan would be thwarted by our forgiveness of a repentant brother?
    • Is there someone I need to forgive today?  Is there someone I need to “affirm [my] love for”?

    [1] David Guzik, Bible Commentary, online

  • Prayer 

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