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 [do_widget “Related Sermons” title=false]