Sometimes we need a rebuke

2 Corinthians Bible Background

09.15.2017 – New Testament: 2Co 7.11

To read the Bible in a year, read Second Corinthians 7 on September 15, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

Paul really did not want to rebuke the Corinthian congregation, as he did in what we call First Corinthians. However, it did cause them to make things right. Therefore, he said to them in Second Corinthians,

For observe this very thing, that you sorrowed in a godly manner: What diligence it produced in you, what clearing of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what vehement desire, what zeal, what vindication! In all things you proved yourselves to be clear in this matter (2 Corinthians 7.11). 

A good jolt to our sensibilities often puts us where we belong and takes us off the wrong course. If, therefore, someone rebukes you, consider the rebuke, do not take it as a personal attack, but do what has to be done to clear yourself.

Questions:

  • Do you like to rebuke people?
  • Do you like to be rebuked?

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