Daily Archives: November 18, 2018
It is love, not knowledge, that forms the basis of Christianity. Paul wrote letters to the church at Corinth to emphasize this point and lead the Corinthians back into right relationship with God and others. Join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Below today’s scripture is an example SOAP from our team. Whether it’s your first time reading the Bible or you’ve been doing daily devotions for decades, God will use this One Thing to speak to you. We love hearing from you! Please use the comment section of our website to share your SOAP, thoughts or questions on the reading, or prayer requests. Join us as we build unity and community through God’s Word!
2 Corinthians 8:16-24
Commendation of Titus
16 But thanks be to God, who put into the heart of Titus the same earnest care I have for you. 17 For he not only accepted our appeal, but being himself very earnest he is going to you of his own accord. 18 With him we are sending the brother who is famous among all the churches for his preaching of the gospel. 19 And not only that, but he has been appointed by the churches to travel with us as we carry out this act of grace that is being ministered by us, for the glory of the Lord himself and to show our good will. 20 We take this course so that no one should blame us about this generous gift that is being administered by us, 21 for we aim at what is honorable not only in the Lord’s sight but also in the sight of man. 22 And with them we are sending our brother whom we have often tested and found earnest in many matters, but who is now more earnest than ever because of his great confidence in you. 23 As for Titus, he is my partner and fellow worker for your benefit. And as for our brothers, they are messengers of the churches, the glory of Christ. 24 So give proof before the churches of your love and of our boasting about you to these men.
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2 Corinthians 8:20
Titus had at least two companions with him on his journey to Corinth. This was to guard against any criticism for what they were doing.
In my walk with God, I too take people along to help guard me against attack. My walk is my walk alone, but surrounding myself with other believers who are all on their own walks as well helps hold me accountable. They encourage and support me, help and give me advice. Having people in my life I can turn to that will help guard me from the attacks of the evil one is an indispensable gift from God!
Father, thank You for the people You’ve put in my path. Thank You that I never have to feel alone on this journey. I pray that I can be just as helpful to them as they are to me, and that we’re all able to bring You honor in our day to day lives. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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