If you have been reading “A Chapter a Day” with me, you know that today’s chapter is 2 Corinthians 13. Have you read it yet?
As he often does near the end of his letters, the Apostle Paul finishes this letter to the church at Corinth with a series of staccato imperatives (vv. 11-12). They apply to us today as well. Did you hear them?
- Rejoice. No matter our circumstance, we should ask God to help us choose joy.
- Aim for restoration. Our ultimate goal should be to restore, not punish, those who have strayed.
- Agree with one another. Unity in the gospel by the power of the Spirit should characterize our life together.
- Live in peace. Continual conflict does not honor the Lord and is not good for us.
- Greet one another. A common courtesy, but a necessary ingredient to warm fellowship in the body of Christ.
Tomorrow’s chapter is 1 Peter 1. Thanks for reading the Word with me – a chapter a day.
I look forward to seeing you on Sunday!
Your Pastor and Friend,