Daily Devotions: August 15, 2014
Today’s Bible reading is 2 Corinthians chapter 13
(Read the entire New Testament in 2014 by reading only one chapter each day)
There was sin in the church at Corinth that needed corrected, and Paul the preacher wasn’t hesitant to address it. Wrong living is the result of wrong believing. False teachers had crept into the church at Corinth and were leading them astray. These talented teachers were winning the affection of church. Paul sensed that those who had once been loyal were now growing distant in their love. He wanted to reaffirm his ministry to them and restore their love. Paul said, “I pray to God that you do no evil.” (2 Corinthians 13:7)
He also said, “Examine yourselves, whether you be in the faith; prove your own selves.” (2 Corinthians 13:5)
Churches grow stronger when they are willing to allow God to deal with wrong beliefs and wrong behaviors.
Prayer: “Lord, guard our beliefs and give us Your truth, grow us to be more like Jesus. In Jesus name. Amen.”
Randy J. McPheron