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2 Corinthians 12:9B

Context Summary Second Corinthians 12:1–10 contains Paul’s description of an astonishing experience. He was transported, in some sense, to the third heaven or paradise, where he received an unspeakable revelation from God. To keep him humble afterwards, God gave him a ”thorn in the flesh” and refused to remove it despite Paul’s pleas. Instead, God… Continue reading 2 Corinthians 12:9B

2 Corinthians 6:18

Context Summary Second Corinthians 6:14–18 begins with Paul’s command to the Corinthians not to be ”unequally yoked” with unbelievers. Light and darkness cannot be in fellowship. Christ and Satan cannot work together. Christians are God’s temples on earth since His Spirit lives in them. That’s why they must separate themselves from any kind of formal,… Continue reading 2 Corinthians 6:18

2 Corinthians 2:14

2 Corinthians 2 14

Context Summary Second Corinthians 2:12–17 briefly continues Paul’s story of deciding not to come to Corinth until learning whether they were ready. He hoped to learn of their response in Troas, but his co-worker Titus did not show up with the news. Feeling unrestful in his spirit, Paul left. He then transitions into powerfully describing… Continue reading 2 Corinthians 2:14

2 Corinthians 4:16

2 Corinthians 4 16

Context Summary Second Corinthians 4:7–18 explains that the priceless treasure of knowing God’s glory through faith in Christ is kept in the fragile containers of human beings. In this case, this refers to Paul and his co-workers who preach the gospel. Their suffering is enormous, but God keeps them from being wiped out. They don’t… Continue reading 2 Corinthians 4:16