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…a Bible student's notes…

Continuing with same chapter, same verse….

2 Corinthians 7:1 continued……

Ya’ know, I just don’t want you to miss “having these promises,” let us cleanse ourselves…..

(2Cor 6:16) And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

(2Cor 6:17) Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

(2Cor 6:18) And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

(2Cor 7:1) Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

There is coming a day when God – the Living God – will restore His people – dwelling in them and walking in them; but there is something we must do to secure our place as sons and daughters and that is cleanse ourselves.  Being in the “active voice,” means that we do the cleansing.  It is in the subjunctive mood – perhaps we will, perhaps we will not! 

(2Pet 3:14) Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

(2Pet 3:15) And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;

(2Pet 3:16) As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

(2Pet 3:17) Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.

(2Pet 3:18) But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

Do not be tempted to read over these promises and admonitions with a “I’ll do this later attitude.”  “Now is the day of salvation – work it out!  (Phil 2:12) Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

Here is chapter 7 in full.  Paul goes on as his own defense attorney to this church and tomorrow I might comment on “godly sorrow.”

(2Cor 7:1) Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

(2Cor 7:2) Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.

(2Cor 7:3) I speak not this to condemn you: for I have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live with you.

(2Cor 7:4) Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.

(2Cor 7:5) For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.

(2Cor 7:6) Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;

(2Cor 7:7) And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.

(2Cor 7:8) For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season.

(2Cor 7:9) Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.

(2Cor 7:10) For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

(2Cor 7:11) For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.

(2Cor 7:12) Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, I did it not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of God might appear unto you.

(2Cor 7:13) Therefore we were comforted in your comfort: yea, and exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by you all.

(2Cor 7:14) For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed; but as we spake all things to you in truth, even so our boasting, which I made before Titus, is found a truth.

(2Cor 7:15) And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him.

(2Cor 7:16) I rejoice therefore that I have confidence in you in all things.

 

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May 24, 2010 - Posted by | How I Read in Context, Learning to read - accurately

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