Tag Archives: 2 Corinthians

A thorny situation …

“The ground will sprout thorns and weeds, you’ll get your food the hard way, planting and tilling and harvesting, sweating in the fields from dawn to dusk, Until you return to that ground yourself, dead and buried; you started out … Continue reading

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Are you “road” worthy?

“Test yourselves to make sure you are solid in the faith. Don’t drift along taking everything for granted. Give yourselves regular checkups. You need firsthand evidence, not mere hearsay, that Jesus Christ is in you.” 2 Corinthians 13:5 Before shipping … Continue reading

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Crazy fear …

“Be cheerful. Keep things in good repair. Keep your spirits up. Think in harmony. Be agreeable.” 2 Corinthians 13:11 Today is Friday the 13th. Some people fear getting out of bed, wondering, What terrible things is going to happen to … Continue reading

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Delighting in Deceit — Daily Meditation Moment

“God loves it when the giver delights in the giving.” 2 Corinthians 9:10 (The Message Bible) Many Christmas seasons ago, I met a family who had recently relocated to our city. One evening the mother called the church office where … Continue reading

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Happy and Poor — Daily Meditation Moment

“They were incredibly happy, though desperately poor.” 2 Corinthians 8:3 (The Message Bible) In today’s scripture, Paul had witnessed “desperately” poor (not paycheck-to-paycheck poor) people in Macedonia, who were living under stressful times. Yet, they appeared to be “incredibly” happy. … Continue reading

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Satan’s Red Letters — Daily Meditation Moment

[Paul said] … so I wouldn’t get a big head, I was given the gift of a handicap to keep me in constant touch with my limitations. Satan’s angel did his best to get me down; what he in fact … Continue reading

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A Good Understanding — Daily Meditation Moment

“The smallness you feel comes from within you. Your lives aren’t small, but you’re living them in a small way” 2 Corinthians 6:12 (The Message Bible) I like to say that Iowa is a state where tall corn, and girls, … Continue reading

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Who is Watching You? — Daily Meditation Moment

“Our work as God’s servants gets validated—or not—in the details. People are watching us as we stay at our post…” 2 Corinthians 6:9 (The Message Bible) A while back, I participated in a politically sensitive quiz on Facebook, which I … Continue reading

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Eternal Light

February 18 “It started when God said, ‘Light up the darkness!’ and our lives filled up with light as we saw and understood God in the face of Christ, all bright and beautiful.” 2 Corinthians 4:6 (The Message Bible) The … Continue reading

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