The Big Read – Daily Read
2 Corinthians 2:1-11
v1-4: The motivation for warning and rebuking church members about their sin, even exercising church discipline if they refuse to repent, is love.
v5-11: When a church member under discipline repents of their sin, they should be restored quickly, because the purpose of church discipline is to reform not ruin. If this does not happen quickly, there is a danger “that Satan might take advantage of the penitent by driving him to despair” and also, that Satan might “take advantage of the churches… or ministers of Christ by representing them as too strict and severe, and so frightening people from coming among them.” A local church needs wisdom so that it neither indulges sin or is too harsh toward sinners.
Quotes from Matthew Henry’s Commentary.
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