Steadfast and True

“Amid honor or dishonor, slander or praise—even when we are treated as deceivers and imposters—we remain steadfast and true” (2 Corinthians 6:8 TPT). The NIV says it this way: “We serve God whether people honor us or despise us, whether they slander us or praise us. We are honest, but they call us impostors.” Simply … Continue reading Steadfast and True

Freedom

We have been hearing a lot these past few years about freedom. Many people are fearful that there is an attempt to take away freedom. Today’s passage is 2 Corinthians 3:17: “Now, the ‘Lord’ I’m referring to is the Holy Spirit, and wherever He is Lord, there is freedom” (TPT).  This passage discusses the Holy … Continue reading Freedom

Validation

Today’s devotion focuses on endorsement… validation… recommendation. The Message translates today’s verse this way: “Does it sound like we’re patting ourselves on the back, insisting on our credentials, asserting our authority? Well, we’re not. Neither do we need letters of endorsement, either to you or from you. You yourselves are all the endorsement we need. … Continue reading Validation

United Rebuke

In 2 Corinthians 2:6-7, we read: “I believe that your united rebuke has been punishment enough for him. Instead of more punishment, what he needs most is your encouragement through your gracious display of forgiveness” (TPT).  The first thing we read in this passage is that we unite together as a body in the rebuke. … Continue reading United Rebuke

No Hidden Agenda

Today’s verse is blunt. No hidden agenda. We read in 2 Corinthians 1:12: “We rejoice in saying with complete honesty and a clear conscience that God has empowered us to conduct ourselves in a holy manner and with no hidden agenda. God’s marvelous grace enables us to minister to everyone with pure motives, not in … Continue reading No Hidden Agenda