The Big Read – Daily Read
2 Corinthians 13
v1-6: It is “the great duty of all who call themselves Christians to examine their own spiritual state.” The reason why we should examine ourselves to see whether we are in the faith is “because it is something in which we may be easily deceived and in which deceit is very dangerous.” Are you in the faith? Is Christ in you?
v7-10: A prayer we should often pray, both for ourselves and for our friends, is “to be kept from sin, that we and they may commit no wrong,” and for God’s grace “to keep us, because without this we cannot keep ourselves.”
v11-14: “It is the gift of the Holy Spirit that qualifies us to enjoy the privilege of sharing in the grace of Christ [as Redeemer] and the love of God [who sent the Redeemer], and we can desire nothing more to make us happy than the grace of Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.”
Quotes from Matthew Henry’s Commentary.
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