2 Corinthians 11:29-33
2Co 11:29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is deceived into sinning, and I do not get emotionally disturbed?
2Co 11:30 If I must brag, I will brag of the things that show my weakness.
2Co 11:31 The God and Father of the Lord Jesus knows, he who is blessed for the ages — that I am not lying.
2Co 11:32 At Damascus, the governor under King Aretas was guarding the city of Damascus in order to arrest me,
2Co 11:33 but I was let down in a rope basket through a window in the wall and escaped his hands.
the basket incident revisited
Paul revisits the story of his escape from Damascas (see Acts 9:25). His point was that he was too weak to withstand the soldiers of the governor, so the believers in Damascus had to engineer his escape. He bragged about that, because it showed his vulnerability. Since Paul knew that he had limits himself, it made him especially disturbed emotionally when these false missionaries are deceiving the believers in Corinth.
We all need each other, and we need to protect one another from deception and the dangers of sin.
LORD, show us how to protect one another.