Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Will We?

2 Corinthians 6:11-12 KJV
O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.
Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels.

The apostle expresses his love for the Corinthians by saying his mouth was opened unto them and his heart was enlarged.

He said they were not straitened (restricted, a narrowing) in the apostle but they were straitened in their own bowels. Any tension in their relationship was their own doing and the result of associations that were not right for believers to have.

Paul's appeal was that they become enlarged toward the things of God. And they could do that if they would make a break from
• Ungodliness
• Worldliness and
• Wickedness

Paul thought of them as dear children. But Paul was consistent with what and who he had always been; a man of God.

His arms were outstretched. His heart was willing; it was up to them then. Would they break the yolk with unbelievers and be received?

Will we?

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