If we miss the mark in our Christian life – we will eventually forfeit everything – we will end up in the WRONG place altogether. Paul has come in our verses to the main body of the letter. A major reason that Paul had to write this letter is to set things straight with the Corinthians. Paul appeals to that which is being done in him by the grace of God (v. 12). The whole point for Paul is that God gets the glory when His strength is made perfect in our weakness. It is especially that idea of “MADE PERFECT” that Paul will focus in on. It is the MARK that Paul always wants to hit. Paul’s faithfulness finds its ultimate support in this truth, that God is faithful, faithful to the very end. And what I believe Paul would have us focus on in these 3 verses is that God’s completed work is the mark we should never deviate from!
Pastor Drew is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He got his Masters of Divinity in 2010 and has been planting Omega OPC in Williamsport PA, since then. Check out some sermons by Pastor Drew Adcock Related Sermons God of All Comfort (2 Corinthians 1:1-7) August 13, 2017 Displaying the Power of Comfort (2 Corinthians 1:8-11) August 20, 2017 Eschatological Ethic (2 Corinthians 1:12-14) September 17, 2017 Always Yes! (2 Corinthians 1:15-22) September 24, 2017 Love Hurts (2 Corinthians 1:23-2:4) October 1, 2017 Radical Sincerity (2 Corinthians 2:5-11) October 8, 2017 Paradox Triumph (2 Corinthians 2:12-17) October 15, 2017 VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 4.0/5 (1 vote cast)Eschatological Ethic, 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating
2 Corinthians 1:12-14
12 For our boast is this, the testimony of our conscience, that we behaved in the world with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you. 13 For we are not writing to you anything other than what you read and acknowledge and I hope you will fully acknowledge— 14 just as you did partially acknowledge us—that on the day of our Lord Jesus you will boast of us as we will boast of you.