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Wednesday, October 30: With integrity and godly sincerity

Daily ScripturesTough topics are tackled in the book of 2 Corinthians. In his letter to the church in the city of Corinth, the Apostle Paul writes about suffering in the Christian life, repentance, reconciliation, and generosity, among other serious issues this church was facing. Join us as we explore what this book means to us today.

Read 2 Corinthians 1:12-14

Now this is our boast: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in our relations with you, with integrity and godly sincerity. We have done so, relying not on worldly wisdom but on God's grace. For we do not write you anything you cannot read or understand. And I hope that, as you have understood us in part, you will come to understand fully that you can boast of us just as we will boast of you in the day of the Lord Jesus.

Reflect

Paul admits that he didn't come to the Corinthians with impressive human knowledge or worldly wisdom, but only the message of God's grace. He valued the sincere relationship they had built, one he hoped would continue to grow in a way that honored and pleased God.

Respond

Think about the relationships in your life. Are they filled with integrity and godly sincerity? If not, they may be open to spreading rumors, gossiping, and second-guessing. Have you learned to rely on God's grace to protect and grow your relationships?

 

 

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