2 Corinthians Chapter 2
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Reasons for the apostle not coming to Corinth. (1-4) Directions about restoring the repentant offender. (5-11) An account of his labours and success in spreading the gospel of Christ. (12-17)1-4 The apostle desired to have a cheerful meeting with them; and he had written in confidence of their doing what was to their benefit and his comfort; and that therefore they would be glad to remove every cause of disquiet from him. We should always give pain unwillingly, even when duty requires that it must be given.
5-11 The apostle desires them to receive the person who had done wrong, again into their communion; for he was aware of his fault, and much afflicted under his punishment. Even sorrow for sin should not unfit for other duties, and drive to despair. Not only was there danger last Satan should get advantage, by tempting the penitent to hard thoughts of God and religion, and so drive him to despair; but against the churches and the ministers of Christ, by bringing an evil report upon Christians as unforgiving; thus making divisions, and hindering the success of the ministry. In this, as in other things, wisdom is to be used, that the ministry may not be blamed for indulging sin on the one hand, or for too great severity towards sinners on the other hand. Satan has many plans to deceive, and knows how to make a bad use of our mistakes.
12-17 A believer's triumphs are all in Christ. To him be the praise and glory of all, while the success of the gospel is a good reason for a Christian's joy and rejoicing. In ancient triumphs, abundance of perfumes and sweet odours were used; so the name and salvation of Jesus, as ointment poured out, was a sweet savour diffused in every place. Unto some, the gospel is a savour of death unto death. They reject it to their ruin. Unto others, the gospel is a savour of life unto life: as it quickened them at first when they were dead in trespasses and sins, so it makes them more lively, and will end in eternal life. Observe the awful impressions this matter made upon the apostle, and should also make upon us. The work is great, and of ourselves we have no strength at all; all our sufficiency is of God. But what we do in religion, unless it is done in sincerity, as in the sight of God, is not of God, does not come from him, and will not reach to him. May we carefully watch ourselves in this matter; and seek the testimony of our consciences, under the teaching of the Holy Spirit, that as of sincerity, so speak we in Christ and of Christ.
Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.
JB's 2 Corinthians Chapter 2 comment about verse 15 on 2/23/2015, 3:45am...
Aroma Fragrance,,do we have such good perfumes or the bad smell, in our daily life for Christ, forget what the apostle Paul, teaches, do we have the quality to witness to the world ? Do we or otherwise ? let us hold on to Christ, to empower us on this imp issue.
Portia Wadley's 2 Corinthians Chapter 2 comment about verse 14 on 2/17/2015, 10:19am...
I am grateful to my Father, whom through His son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, my faith is strengthened with every test, trial, and tribulation. I acknowledge, proclaim, and declare it is through Christ that I am triumphant that I am victorious. No fight or battle is won without Him. Glory to God!
Lilian's 2 Corinthians Chapter 2 comment on 2/15/2015, 12:27am...
We need to seek God 's Kingdom first and we shall find the truth. John 3, Except man is not Born Again in Spirit we cannot enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. We must be reborn in spirit and not in flesh. To follow Jesus we must repent ourselves as Jesus will give us power not to sin again. Tru Jesus we can only be saved. We should praise God and thank him everyday for giving us life, peace and blessing in abundance. This is the reason why we live because of Jesus, we must obey his commandments if we love him. Jesus loves you all the time and he is longing to be good to us.
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