2 Corinthians 6:1-13
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New Testament: 2 Corinthians 6:1-13
Summary: The Ministry of Reconciliation
Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. ~ 2 Corinthians 6:2
God has chosen a special time to give freedom to the people. Like a day, that time has a definite beginning and end. It can last for longer than people consider a day to be*; but it cannot last always. During this period of time only, God offers to save people. That is, to rescue them from their real enemies: their sin (wrong and evil thoughts, words and deeds), the devil and hell.
As in Hebrews 4:7, Paul declares that now is that special time. Today is the day when God offers to rescue you. Today, God is willing to forgive your sins because of Christ’s death. Today, God urges you to turn from your sins and to accept a right relationship with Christ*. Today, you should let God’s grace (kindness) achieve its proper purpose in your life*.
If you delay, you may be too late. That is why you must let God work in your life now.
Today we’ll read about acceptance. Often, those in the church who cause problems are people who have never truly been born again. They may think they are saved, but they are not. Now is the time to accept God’s grace.
Tomorrow may be too late. We’ll read about appreciation. It’s easy to forget the sacrifices others have made so we can know the Lord. Paul never spoke about his sufferings unless his words helped to protect the ministry. Do you take your church fellowship for granted?