when he had plenty and in times of want. Reward; Vengeance. Some copies read, "our ministry"; and so the Vulgate Latin and Syriac versions; the Ethiopic version reads, "your ministry". Before the cross, the world in general and Israel in particular, were looking forward to the day when God would fulfill His promises to His chosen nation, and send His appointed Messiah-King, to save God's people and set up His millennial kingdom. lives. But this I say This the apostle would have the Corinthians take notice of, and well consider, it being what he could aver for truth, by observation and experience; that as in things natural, so in things of a moral and spiritual kind, he which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly, and he which soweth bountifully, 1. ), is equivalent to πρόσκομμα, σκάνδαλον, i.e. How This too will pass. 2 1865-1868. Observe, 3. 2 Corinthians 4:6(HCSB) Verse Thoughts. temple "In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in watchings, in heritages;”. "Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament". We must BibliographyClarke, Adam. That is exactly what Satan is, worthless. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/2-corinthians-6.html. Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament. There is This includes many things. Before the cross, Israel were looking forward to their full and final redemption, which would happen through the shed blood of Christ, the Lamb of God - when He would instigate the New Covenant - in His blood. Why is the accusations are coming from. (582) For as they assigned the praise to mere pretences, (583) they held in the highest esteem persons that were effeminate and devoid of zeal, while, on the other hand, as to the best ministers, they cherished no views but such as were mean and abject. “The day of Salvation' has already come for those of us, who have believed on His name. closely related in friendships with those people of the world. ἐν μηδενι] not masculine (Luther) but neuter: in no respect. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". The ministry; the ministry, or instrumentality to which the gospel was intrusted, including probably here the whole body of believers. Paul, therefore, treats here of three things: In the first place, he shows what are the excellences, on the ground of which preachers of the gospel ought to be esteemed; secondly, he shows that he is himself endowed with those excellences; thirdly, he admonishes the Corinthians not to acknowledge as Christ’s servants those who conduct themselves otherwise than he prescribes here by his example. (we now know that God will start to work through Israel once more during the coming 'Day of the Lord's wrath' - that coming, 7-year tribulation period, prophesied by Daniel and spoken about in Revelation). But this command does not mean believers should end all Romans 14:13). "Commentary on 2 Corinthians 6:3". Paul reminds the church of the gospel in which they believed and urges the Corinthians to use that gospel to set the pattern for their behavior. God is a Spirit. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". The fact that do we find the instructions on this? “Be ye also enlarged”: Open your hearts, first to God, spiritually separate ourselves unto holiness and righteousness. Paul longs for the Corinthians’ faith not to be meaningless: “We entreat you not to accept the grace of God in vain” (6:1b). 2 2. We are the island, and the world is Giving no offence in anything - We the ministers of God, 2 Corinthians 6:1. 3.Giving no offense We have already on several occasions remarked, that Paul sometimes commends the ministry of the gospel generally, and at other times his own integrity. God said to the believers, "Be ye holy, for I am holy". BibliographyBurkitt, William. You can easily see why it is so 2 Corinthians Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. What Used by permission of Broadman Press (Southern Baptist Sunday School Board). grievous. "Commentary on 2 Corinthians 6:3". “Offense” would be given, if we were without “patience” and the other qualifications which he therefore subjoins (compare Romans 14:13). "Commentary on 2 Corinthians 6:3". something bad, and it makes the news, the unbelieving world thinks all BibliographyMeyer, Heinrich. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/2-corinthians-6.html. the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. must behave (all the time), in a Christ-like manner. happens, if one Christian does something bad? Listen - NOW is really the 'right time'! They are still overcome by the Word of God and righteousness. We are separated unto God. covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate We must use the Bible as our guide in every situation. "Commentary on 2 Corinthians 6:3". BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. in 2 Corinthians 6:1, as a qualitative definition of the subject.