Do not take advantage of your brethren

2 Corinthians Bible Background

09.21.2017 – New Testament: 2Co 12.16–18

To read the Bible in a year, read Second Corinthians 12 on September 21, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

Paul prepared to go to Corinth for a third visit, but he would not be a burden to the brethren financially because he was ready to spend and to be spent on their behalf. He continued to say,

But be that as it may, I did not burden you. Nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you by cunning! Did I take advantage of you by any of those whom I sent to you? I urged Titus, and sent our brother with him. Did Titus take advantage of you? Did we not walk in the same spirit? Did we not walk in the same steps? (2 Corinthians 12.16–18). 

Paul had the spirit that he would not take advantage of anyone, but if he or one of his coworkers had, he would rectify it.


  • Do you avoid taking advantage of others?
  • If you learned that you had, what did you do about it?

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