devotional post # 2145
2 Corinthians 1:1-2
2 Cor 1:1 Paul, a missionary sent by Christ Jesus because that is what God wants, and Timothy our brother, to the assembly of God that is at Corinth, consisting of all the consecrated ones who are in the whole province of Achaia:
2 Cor 1:2 May grace and peace come to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
It is not wise to read too much into the salutation of an epistle. But this one helps us understand the context in which Paul writes words. The whole group of people who call themselves Christians in the province of Achaia have been consecrated by God to do what he wants. But many of them are missing the mark, particularly because they have been following the wrong advice, and have turned against the wishes of their founding missionary: Paul. So, Paul writes correct the misunderstandings which are creating problems in relationships among the believers.
LORD, correct our misunderstandings. We choose to be consecrated to you. Do not allow us to misrepresent you.