2 Corinthians 11 Devotional Commentary

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2 Corinthians 11:2

Godly jealousy is very different from the selfish jealousy that is so often displayed in the wrong attitudes and actions of the natural man. The yearning that Paul felt towards the Corinthian Church was that of a loving father towards his beloved virgin daughter who is betrothed to be married, and whose dear desire and precious privilege is to maintain her purity until she is finally united as one with her husband.

Paul was

2 Corinthians 11:3

Paul had been entrusted with the good news of the gospel of grace and the hidden mystery of the Church, which is His Body, and had been commissioned by God and Lord Jesus Christ to share these glad tidings of great joy to Jew and Gentile alike.

But in both quarters Paul found much resistance to his message, and we discover him once again defending his apostleship to the spiritually immature, carnal Christians at Corinth. These read more...

2 Corinthians 11:30

Not only was Paul's apostolic commission being called into question by certain critics at Corinth, but these false teachers were also leading many believers astray. Paul, therefore, felt it was necessary to remind the Corinthian Christians that he had a divine calling, and in this chapter he set out a wise strategy to reestablish his God-given authority as Christ's apostle - in a most unusual way - by boasting in his weaknesses!