2 Corinthians 2 Devotional Commentary

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2 Corinthians 2:3

In His earlier letter, it was necessary for Paul to severely rebuke the Corinthian believers for their bickering, their ungodly behaviour, and their worldly carnality.

And so at the start of his second epistle to the believers at Corinth, Paul determined to correct any misunderstanding that might remain between them and to set out to renew a right relationship with one another.

Paul resolved, within himself, that he would not visit them read more...

2 Corinthians 2:4

It had been very painful for Paul to write his earlier letter to the Corinthian Christians which rebuked them for their ungodly behaviour. He had received a report from a delegation of saints who explained to Paul that an even earlier letter he had sent (which is mentioned in 1 Corinthians 5 but now lost) had been seriously misunderstood by the believers there, which necessitated the corrective teaching and admonishment read more...

2 Corinthians 2:14

As Christians, we are the most blessed people on earth, for in Christ we have become victorious in life - and through Him we have been declared triumphant over death. We are identified with His Person, His perfections, His glorious victories, and His resurrected life - and it is all by faith.

Because we are in Christ by faith, we have passed from death to life-eternal and are one with Him. Because we have been born again, we are read more...

2 Corinthians 2:15

The Bible describes the two different types of aroma that ascend heavenward to the Lord. The first is the sweet fragrance of those that are saved by grace through faith in Christ... while the second is the unbeliever who exudes the nauseating, deathly stench of a person who has rejected God's gracious offer of salvation, "for we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved... and are among those who are perishing. read more...

2 Corinthians 2:16

In His great High Priestly prayer, which was delivered to the Father on the night that Christ was betrayed, the Lord Jesus prayed that Christians would be united together as one - for we are one-in-Christ.

We are one body, with one faith, and one Lord. We are one Church with one truth, one life, and one blessed hope. We are accepted by the one God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ Who is the one and only Mediator between man read more...