Today’s passage: 2 Corinthians 13:11-14
- After much instruction concerning things that were dividing people in the church, Paul concludes his letter with a recap of the highlights:
- Aim for restoration.
- Comfort one another.
- Agree with one another.
- Live in peace.
- All of these things can only truly be accomplished when we pursue them in truth.
- In clearly stating the triune Godhead, Paul also emphasizes three more characteristics God possesses the church should strive for:
Questions to consider:
- Do you think there is any overlap in these lists Paul brought before the church at the end of this letter? In what way would pursuing one of these goals result in progress in the others?
- Why must these things be pursued in truth, in sincerity, and in humility? Why wouldn’t choosing to be silent and becoming bitter or estranged from someone in the church be an acceptable substitute for living in peace and agreeing with one another?
- How does the grace, love and fellowship of the Godhead serve as a model for us to pursue joy and unity as a body of believers?