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1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.

2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

3 Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:

4 But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

5 In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;

6 By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,

7 By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

8 By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;

9 As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;

10 As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

11 O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.

12 Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels.

13 Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged.

14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

 


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Matthew Henry's 2 Corinthians Chapter 6 Bible commentary...



The apostle, with others, proved themselves faithful ministers of Christ, by their unblamable life and behaviour. (1-10) By affection for them, And by earnest concern, that they might have no fellowship with unbelievers and idolaters. (11-18)1-10 The gospel is a word of grace sounding in our ears. The gospel day is a day of salvation, the means of grace the means of salvation, the offers of the gospel the offers of salvation, and the present time the proper time to accept these offers. The morrow is none of ours: we know not what will be on the morrow, nor where we shall be. We now enjoy a day of grace; then let all be careful not to neglect it. Ministers of the gospel should look upon themselves as God's servants, and act in every thing suitably to that character. The apostle did so, by much patience in afflictions, by acting from good principles, and by due temper and behaviour. Believers, in this world, need the grace of God, to arm them against temptations, so as to bear the good report of men without pride; and so as to bear their reproaches with patience. They have nothing in themselves, but possess all things in Christ. Of such differences is a Christian's life made up, and through such a variety of conditions and reports, is our way to heaven; and we should be careful in all things to approve ourselves to God. The gospel, when faithfully preached, and fully received, betters the condition even of the poorest. They save what before they riotously spent, and diligently employ their time to useful purposes. They save and gain by religion, and thus are made rich, both for the world to come and for this, when compared with their sinful, profligate state, before they received the gospel.

11-18 It is wrong for believers to join with the wicked and profane. The word unbeliever applies to all destitute of true faith. True pastors will caution their beloved children in the gospel, not to be unequally yoked. The fatal effects of neglecting Scripture precepts as to marriages clearly appear. Instead of a help meet, the union brings a snare. Those whose cross it is to be unequally united, without their wilful fault, may expect consolation under it; but when believers enter into such unions, against the express warnings of God's word, they must expect must distress. The caution also extends to common conversation. We should not join in friendship and acquaintance with wicked men and unbelievers. Though we cannot wholly avoid seeing and hearing, and being with such, yet we should never choose them for friends. We must not defile ourselves by converse with those who defile themselves with sin. Come out from the workers of iniquity, and separate from their vain and sinful pleasures and pursuits; from all conformity to the corruptions of this present evil world. If it be an envied privilege to be the son or daughter of an earthly prince, who can express the dignity and happiness of being sons and daughters of the Almighty?

 


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Andrew Ojiezel,Lagos,Nigeria's 2 Corinthians Chapter 6 comment on 7/07/2014, 7:03pm...

I see 2 Corinthians 6 as command to all Christians to be separated from every work of darkness.That once you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord, then you must not have fellowship with sins works of darkness .You must be distinguised from agent s of darkness.

 


Evangelist Chidinma's 2 Corinthians Chapter 6 comment on 4/15/2014, 2:22pm...

Many don 't understand it when God says come out from among them.touch not the unclean,separate ourselves from them and l will receive you and you shall become my sons and daughters. We must separate from them as we can not be unequally yoked with the ones we condemn their actions and expect to become sons and daughters of God. God is holy and we must be holy to maintain relationship with him because sin separates us from God so we must be received by God as we coming out from among them.May the Lord give us wisdom to understand what separation means though in the world but not as the world your character and actions as a believer of the word of God will do the math.tThe way you live will convince God and the world that you separated from the worldly manner as you please God be bless.

 


Danny's 2 Corinthians Chapter 6 comment on 4/04/2014, 7:22am...

I agree with Carol. For the traditions religious of men are not the traditions of God. Almighty God says to keep my laws my judgments and my statutes and I will receive you.

 


Allan's 2 Corinthians Chapter 6 comment about verse 17 on 3/20/2014, 3:57pm...

It means to separate yourself from the world and embrasing the body of CHRIST Separation not isolation I used to be a smoker drinker and use to do drugs it would be foolish to socialize with people who have such bad habits The spiritual and the flesh will always be in oppotition The LORD called every believer out of bondage to serve HIM alone as he is a jealous GOD

 


Ayuk's 2 Corinthians Chapter 6 comment on 3/08/2014, 10:56am...

Its good to know its so clear God and idol cannot mix

 


STANLEY's 2 Corinthians Chapter 6 comment about verse 14 on 2/25/2014, 7:49am...

You must have a common ground that is same religion A good example is Samson he married a philistine and disaster followed Ahab married Jezebel and idol worship was introduced in lsrael So many a times you are influenced in the wrong direction instead of you influencing

 


Donné's 2 Corinthians Chapter 6 comment about verse 14 on 12/17/2013, 4:17pm...

I dated a guy for 1 and a half years. He left me 8 months ago. However through our entire relationship and even when I met him I knew he didn't believe in God. I thought I could pray for him or try and make him see how much he needs the Lord. He didn't want to know any of it. When he left me I was so torn up, I ended up in hospital with depression. Its taken me till now to realise and listen to God's voice.... I don't want or need a non-believer in my life...let alone be married to one someday. I cannot believe I was so torn up about him when he doesn't even love and serve my Lord.

I think this scripture deserves more attention during preaching and Church services and I fully agree with the scripture. I was backsliding in my relationship with the Lord and I didn't even notice it because all I could see was this guy I was dating.
- Donné 17Dec2013

 


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