2 Corinthians 1: 12-24

Paul’s Change of Plans

12 Now this is our boast: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in our relations with you, with integrity[fn] and godly sincerity. We have done so, relying not on worldly wisdom but on God’s grace. 13 For we do not write you anything you cannot read or understand. And I hope that, 14 as you have understood us in part, you will come to understand fully that you can boast of us just as we will boast of you in the day of the Lord Jesus.

15 Because I was confident of this, I wanted to visit you first so that you might benefit twice. 16 I wanted to visit you on my way to Macedonia and to come back to you from Macedonia, and then to have you send me on my way to Judea. 17 Was I fickle when I intended to do this? Or do I make my plans in a worldly manner so that in the same breath I say both “Yes, yes” and “No, no”?

18 But as surely as God is faithful, our message to you is not “Yes” and “No.” 19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us—by me and Silas[fn] and Timothy—was not “Yes” and “No,” but in him it has always been “Yes.” 20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. 21 Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, 22 set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

23 I call God as my witness—and I stake my life on it—that it was in order to spare you that I did not return to Corinth. 24 Not that we lord it over your faith, but we work with you for your joy, because it is by faith you stand firm.

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Michele
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20 For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.

This verse sums up so much for me. ALL THE PROMISES OF GOD (in HIM) … not just our contrived promises, wants and needs. The promise needs to be from God Himself.

Bonnie
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Bonnie

Praying for your surgery tomorrow!! I Love You!!!❌🔴❌🔴

Bonnie
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Bonnie

I Love that!!!
21 Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us,
22 set His seal of ownership on us, and put His Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

I Love that He has put His seal of ownership on us/me!! That is a really Precious seal to have!!! Really the only one that matters!! I belong to Him and He has given me all the other Blessings in my life!!!

Michele
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Amen.

You copied and pasted! whoohoo!

Bonnie
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Bonnie

Oh I wish I had copied and pasted Michele!! When you said that I got excited until I realize, I had just gone back and forth and typed it word for word!!! Hehehehe

Paula Langley
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Paula Langley

20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. 21 Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, 22 set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. Hallelujah!!! “i. “We might never have had this precious verse if Paul had not been so ill-treated by these men of Corinth. They did him great wrong, and caused… Read more »