As me move into 2nd Corinthians chapter 6, we find ourselves in a short chapter that we will cover in one message, but as usual, this chapter includes some real gems of wisdom for us.
Paul, desperate to see the Corinthian people’s lives changed by God’s message, is still battling against those that are negative toward him. He pleads with them not to reject him, and therefore not to reject his message of reconciliation! Like a parent desperate for relationship with a rebellious, hard-headed child, Paul begs them to open their hearts to him.
The issue is not that they are just non-relational, rather that they are entering into close fellowship with the wrong people! Have you ever heard the saying, “Don’t be unequally yoked?” That statement comes from both Deuteronomy 22 and right here in 2 Corinthians 6. Layering five examples on top of each other, Paul makes a case for the Corinthians to think long and hard about their close partnerships! This is no yoking matter, or is it?
Listen in as we cover this short but important chapter about who we are aligning ourselves with in close partnership and fellowship.