Sincere Ministry (Verses 1-2): Paul warns against receiving God’s grace in vain. He urges us to act now, quoting Isaiah to emphasize that the 'day of salvation' should not be postponed.
Trials and Triumphs (Verses 3-10): Paul provides an exhaustive list of the challenges he faced in his ministry, contrasting them with virtues like purity and knowledge. He’s not just talking about survival here; he's talking about thriving despite the circumstances.
Open Hearts (Verses 11-18): Paul speaks directly to the Corinthians, asking them to open their hearts. He warns against being 'unequally yoked' with unbelievers and cites Old Testament passages to reiterate God’s promises to dwell among His people.
Through the lens of hardship and glory, Paul delivers a compelling narrative on what ministry ought to be. He lays bare the realities of sacrificial service but also illuminates the transformative power of walking in Christ’s footsteps.

2 Corinthians 6

1  We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.

2  (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

3  Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:

4  But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

5  In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;

6  By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,

7  By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

8  By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;

9  As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;

10  As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

11  O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.

12  Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels.

13  Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged.

14  Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

15  And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

16  And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

17  Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

18  And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

End of 2 Corinthians 6

1 Year Plan:  Aug 6 - Job 28, Job 29, 2 Co 6 [next day]

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