not an idiot

marmsky devotions pics November 2017 (19)devotional post # 2206

2 Corinthians 11:4-6

2Co 11:4  Because if someone comes and announces another Jesus than the one we announced, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it okay.
2Co 11:5  Because I do not think that I come short compared to any of these super-missionaries.
2Co 11:6  Even if I am “unskilled in the word”, I am not so in knowledge of it; in every way we have certainly made this plain to you in all circumstances.

not an idiot

Paul had fallen out of favor with the Corinthians. The super missionaries were now the flavor of the month, and the people thought of Paul and his team as yesterday’s news. Someone had even started saying that Paul was  unskilled (an idiotes) in the word (logos). From our study of the epistles, we know that was not true. But truth rarely matters to those who are only interested in backing their horse. Those who choose a party to back will accept all kinds of garbage (another Jesus, another spirit, another gospel) as long as it comes from their party.

Refusing to back the party when it strays from the truth is a challenge, because you are liable to be branded an idiot, like Paul was.

LORD, give us the courage to stand for truth, and against falsehood, no matter who is speaking it.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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