2 Corinthians 7
Paul said that he endured affliction at every turn (v 5). Fighting without – external struggles. Fear within – internal struggles. Does anyone relate? 🙋♀️
Then he wrote those two powerful, change everything words (v 6).
With a mere word – God creates something out of nothing (Genesis 1).
With a mere breath – God brings life where there was death (Ezekiel 37).
With his presence (2 Corinthians 6:16) – God brings overflowing joy in the midst of affliction (v 4).
It changes everything.
NOTES FROM CHAPTER 7
👉 Because we have the promise of God’s presence within us, we cleanse ourselves from every defilement – external and internal (v 1).
👉 Notice he doesn’t say “live and die together” but “die and live together.” Because that’s how it works for believers. When our time comes to die – life has just begun (v 3).
👉 Godly grief leads to salvation. This is conviction. Worldly grief leads to sorrow. This is condemnation. (v 10)
Happy hump day, sweet friends!