2 Corinthians 11:22-27

22 Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they Abraham’s descendants? So am I. 23 Are they servants of Christ? (I am out of my mind to talk like this.) I am more. I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again.24 Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one.25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was pelted with stones,three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, 26 I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false believers. 27 I have labored and toiledand have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked.

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One response to “2 Corinthians 11:22-27

  1. This is not just Paul having an unfortunate life. This is what he has suffered for the sake of Christ. I don’t like being insulted or embarrassed, or rejected in my faith. He was imprisoned and beat and starved, and nearly died. Yet he could not be turned away and considered it joy to suffer for Christ.

    This is the difference between someone who lives for Christ and someone who loves Christ and lives for them self. I don’t need to seek out suffering, but I do need to be obedient no matter what and not be worried about what will happen to me.

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