2 Cor 10:7-12

Look at what is before your eyes. If anyone is confident that he is Christ’s, let him remind himself that just as he is Christ’s, so also are we. For even if I boast a little too much of our authority, which the Lord gave for building you up and not for destroying you, I will not be ashamed. I do not want to appear to be frightening you with my letters. 10 For they say, “His letters are weighty and strong, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech of no account.” 11 Let such a person understand that what we say by letter when absent, we do when present. 12 Not that we dare to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who are commending themselves. But when they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding.

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One response to “2 Cor 10:7-12

  1. God fulfills His purpose through the gifts He deposits in the saints and His ability to work miracles. He gave Paul the ability to use clear logic, and understanding of the law and custom, and to write strong letters. To others He gave physical strength and oratory skills. Paul did not have these, but God used Him for the gifts that were in him.

    We are not to compare ourselves to others to gauge our health. We are to look to Christ, to be like Him, and to identify where we don’t measure up.

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