2 Cor 11:1-6

I wish you would bear with me in a little foolishness. Do bear with me! For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ. But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it readily enough. Indeed, I consider that I am not in the least inferior to these super-apostles. Even if I am unskilled in speaking, I am not so in knowledge; indeed, in every way we have made this plain to you in all things.


One response to “2 Cor 11:1-6

  1. Paul shows some of his insecurity here. He is deeply devoted to this church and longs for them to remain true and committed to Jesus. There were other teachers afoot who seemed to be skilled orators and flashy in their knowledge.

    Paul feels a personal burden to keep this church from being led astray. But it is CHrist alone, and His truth, that calls and keeps men. Our duty is to proclaim this truth and know that its light shines past our shortcomings and lack of polish. Christ is the groom and He will keep those given to him.

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