Feeling for the fallen

2 Corinthians Bible Background

09.20.2017 – New Testament: 2Co 11.29

To read the Bible in a year, read Second Corinthians 11.16–33 on September 20, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

Some Christians at Corinth thought that Paul was less than the other apostles. In Second Corinthians 11, he showed them why he was not. It was not a personal thing, but his full-fledged apostleship meant they were full-fledged Christians. Part of what he said was this,

Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is made to stumble, and I do not burn with indignation? (2 Corinthians 11.29). 

Apostles cared genuinely for people. Therefore, when a Christian experienced weakness in the spirit or stumbled, it affected Paul deep in his inner being.

Questions:

  • What do you think and feel inside when a Christian falls away?
  • What do you do about it?

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