June 17, 2011

Friday

2 Corinthians 10:7-11

Reflecting on 10:8, have you ever had a Bible teacher rake you over the coals, so to speak, through their teaching? So much that you felt like a worm beneath them? This is not “correct” biblical exhortation as Paul describes in this passage. Teaching and correction should be done for building up of, not “destroying,” someone. Whenever someone begins to teach, correct, or instruct you, check their motives. Is love their motive? It should be at the heart of their instruction to build you up and make your faith stronger, not destroy you or tear you down.

Click on this link for an introduction to the book of 2 Corinthians.