2 Corinthians 1:19-24

19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us—by me and Silas[c] and Timothy—was not “Yes” and “No,” but in him it has always been “Yes.” 20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. 21 Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, 22 set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

23 I call God as my witness—and I stake my life on it—that it was in order to spare you that I did not return to Corinth. 24 Not that we lord it over your faith, but we work with you for your joy, because it is by faith you stand firm.

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One response to “2 Corinthians 1:19-24

  1. Paul is very clear that it is God’s work in us that calls us, completes us, and equips us. He has not made a promise that He can’t and won’t fulfill. Paul calls and relies on God alone as his witness and says he stakes his life on God’s reliability.

    I am trying to wean myself from dependence on myself and my own wisdom. My life needs to reflect Christ alone.

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