2 Corinthians Chapter 10
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12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.
15Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men's labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly,
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Matthew Henry's 2 Corinthians Chapter 10 Bible commentary...
The apostle states his authority with meekness and humility. (1-6) Reasons with the Corinthians. (7-11) Seeks the glory of God, and to be approved of him. (12-18)1-6 While others thought meanly, and spake scornfully of the apostle, he had low thoughts, and spake humbly of himself. We should be aware of our own infirmities, and think humbly of ourselves, even when men reproach us. The work of the ministry is a spiritual warfare with spiritual enemies, and for spiritual purposes. Outward force is not the method of the gospel, but strong persuasions, by the power of truth and the meekness of wisdom. Conscience is accountable to God only; and people must be persuaded to God and their duty, not driven by force. Thus the weapons of our warfare are very powerful; the evidence of truth is convincing. What opposition is made against the gospel, by the powers of sin and Satan in the hearts of men! But observe the conquest the word of God gains. The appointed means, however feeble they appear to some, will be mighty through God. And the preaching of the cross, by men of faith and prayer, has always been fatal to idolatry, impiety, and wickedness.
7-11 In outward appearance, Paul was mean and despised in the eyes of some, but this was a false rule to judge by. We must not think that none outward appearance, as if the want of such things proved a man not to be a real Christian, or an able, faithful minister of the lowly Saviour.
12-18 If we would compare ourselves with others who excel us, this would be a good method to keep us humble. The apostle fixes a good rule for his conduct; namely, not to boast of things without his measure, which was the measure God had distributed to him. There is not a more fruitful source of error, than to judge of persons and opinions by our own prejudices. How common is it for persons to judge of their own religious character, by the opinions and maxims of the world around them! But how different is the rule of God's word! And of all flattery, self-flattery is the worst. Therefore, instead of praising ourselves, we should strive to approve ourselves to God. In a word, let us glory in the Lord our salvation, and in all other things only as evidences of his love, or means of promoting his glory. Instead of praising ourselves, or seeking the praise of men, let us desire that honour which cometh from God only.
LINDA's 2 Corinthians Chapter 10 comment about verse 4 on 5/15/2013, 7:49pm...
THE SCIPTURE TALKS ABOUT THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT BEING THE WORD. IT ALSO TALKS ABOUT WRESTLING NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD BUT AGAINST PRINCIPALITIES ect WHATEVER IS IN YOUR LIFE AND KEEPING YOU HELD DOWN IS NOT OF GOD. SPEAK HIS WORD
Lloyd \"Elgin\"'s 2 Corinthians Chapter 10 comment on 5/14/2013, 8:48am...
V. 5 - is a powerful passage relating to the mind. It is there all things are conceived. It is the beginning of thoughts. What we imagine ourselves to be, we eventually become. Paul's suggestion is that we forcefully 'slam' down every imagination, and everytghing that exalts itself against everthing that is Godly and righteous, and bring all thoughts under subjection to God's will. There is so much in that passage. It really 'blows' the mind. Thanks for the opportunity to give an expression.
R. D. Mattock's 2 Corinthians Chapter 10 comment on 3/22/2013, 11:36am...
To walk in the Spirit (verses 2 and 3) means to be under control of the Spirit, to walk in the flesh means to be under control of the flesh. Every Christian has within him to opposing powers; the flesh and the spirit. There is a warfare going on between them. The Holy Spirit wants us to do God’s will and the flesh wants to please itself. 1 Galatians 6:8 “He that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption, he that soweth to the spirit shall of the spirit reap life everlasting.” How can we overcome the flesh? Galatians 5:16 “Walk in the Spirit and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.”
William Marshall's 2 Corinthians Chapter 10 comment about verse 5 on 3/03/2013, 7:29am...
Found it to be the only effective way of dealing with thoughts from the devil that bind us or wrong thinking patterns.
Eileen Gooding's 2 Corinthians Chapter 10 comment about verse 5 on 1/23/2013, 10:44am...
It opened my eyes on how to pray for my very intelligent son who does not believe in God or the saving power and grace of Jesus Christ. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
DZARMA EZRA's 2 Corinthians Chapter 10 comment about verse 5 on 1/02/2013, 8:54am...
God has given his children mandate to enforce his will on earth through earnest prayer. Let us confront the forces of evil and enforce the counsel of the Lord on earth. MARANATHA.
DZARMA EZRA's 2 Corinthians Chapter 10 comment about verse 5 on 1/02/2013, 8:46am...
God has given his children the mandate to enforce his will here on earth through prayer.
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