Paul uses some interesting – and challenging – words – as we start reading his 2nd letter to the Corinthians; he refers to his continuing journey in serving the Lord and writes, “…thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.” [2 v.14]
Let us visualize in our minds the state of – and perceptions within – Paul’s mind. We sense that these developed more and more as the years passed. Is that happening in us?
In reading his first letter to the Corinthians, we saw how, in some chapters, he had sternly reprimanded them – trying to provoke them into more Christ-likeness. But now in his 2nd letter he reflects on how “I wrote to you out ofmuch affliction and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to cause you…
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