The Lord is Our Anchor – 2 Cor 6

In chapter 6, Paul speaks of r

English: Drügi Liszt k Korinthusánczom (Second...

English: Drügi Liszt k Korinthusánczom (Second Epistle to the Corinthians) from the prekmurian Nôvi Zákon (1848) Magyar: Drügi Liszt k Korunthusánczom (A korintusiakhoz írt második levél) a vend Nôvi Zákonból (1848) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

eceiving God’s grace in vain. This refers to having been saved and now running the risk of slipping away.  He points out that they experience great persecution unjustly (verses 8-10), but they endure hardships and adversities by the gifts of the spirit within them.  Verses 14-18 are often taken to mean that Christians should not have any associations with unbelievers, but such is not the case since he tells us in 1 Corinthians 5:10 that we would have to “go out of the world” in order to do that; and we must be “in the world” in order to spread the gospel.  Jesus prayed about being “in the world” but not “of the world” in John 17:15-16.  But their association with idol worshipers is problematic; and it may drag many back into its clutches (verses 14-18)s.

The applications for us are 1) that our faith in Jesus as Lord is our anchor when we suffer adversity and 2) that if we have a sinful inclination that we have overcome, we should not put ourselves in a position to be taken back into that sin. Just as it would be a mistake for someone who had been an alcoholic to return to frequenting bars for company, those who had previously worshiped idols should not return to spending time at those temples.

/Bob’s boy

Bible Reading Schedule for this month
Click links below to read or listen to audio of one of this week’s chapters in Colossians and Luke

2 Cor 2, 2 Cor 3, 2 Cor 4, 2 Cor 5, 2 Cor 6

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