2 Cor 11:23-27

23 Are they servants of Christ? I am a better one—I am talking like a madman—with far greater labors, far more imprisonments, with countless beatings, and often near death. 24 Five times I received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I was adrift at sea; 26 on frequent journeys, in danger from rivers, danger from robbers, danger from my own people, danger from Gentiles, danger in the city, danger in the wilderness, danger at sea, danger from false brothers; 27 in toil and hardship, through many a sleepless night, in hunger and thirst, often without food,[b] in cold and exposure.

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One response to “2 Cor 11:23-27

  1. He is comparing motivations. Theirs is for personal gain, fame, and money. His is obedience to Christ. What he has received is pain and imprisonment and near death. These came because of his obedience without question. His reward was to see Christ taught and proclaimed and people come to know Jesus.

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