Spiritual Training 16 January 2015

Posted: January 16, 2015 in 2 Corinthians, Leaders, Preachers, Supervisors, Teachers
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Under Gods Command

2 Corinthians 6:11-13 We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians, and opened wide our hearts to you. We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us. As a fair exchange—I speak as to my children—open wide your hearts also.

6:11-13 “Opened wide our hearts to you” and “not withholding our affection from you” mean that Paul had told the Corinthian believers his true feelings for them, clearly revealing how much he loved them. The Corinthians were reacting coldly to Paul’s words, but Paul explained that his harsh words came from his love for them.

Lets Bring it Home: It is easy to react against those whom God has placed over us in leadership, rather than to accept their exhortations as a sign of their love for us. We need an open rather than a closed heart toward God’s messengers.

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