bang fizzle

marmsky December 2017 (6)devotional post # 2222

2 Corinthians 13:11-14

2Co 13:11 Finally, brothers, rejoice. Build, encourage one another, think about one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.
2Co 13:12 Greet one another with a holy kiss.
2Co 13:13 All the holy ones here send you greetings.
2Co 13:14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

bang fizzle

Paul concludes his letter with a bang in chapter 13, really laying down his feelings of discouragement and betrayal for those who are opposing his ministry. But in these final words, there is none of that.  His passion seems to fizzle out.  But the deep rooted cause of his passion can still be seen in these words. Paul wants the Corinthians to change because they have been recipients of God’s grace and love, and have the Holy Spirit within them. He encourages change within a context of rejoicing, because the triune God is at work, bringing the change about.

LORD, sanctify us, because all we can ever be is what you make of us.


About Jefferson Vann

Jeff is a former Christian missionary.
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