Daily Bible Podcast Day 097 – 1 Samuel 1-2, Psalm 66, 2 Corinthians 7

February 5, 2013 in Podcasts by Nathan

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Scripture:
“Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it. Though I did regret it—I see that my letter hurt you, but only for a little while— yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you became sorrowful as God intended and so were not harmed in any way by us.” ~2 Corinthians 7:8-9

Observation:
Paul’s previous letter to the Corinthian church had admonished them to stop doing things that were contrary to Jesus’ wishes. Paul’s calling them out led to them repenting and getting back on the right track.

Application:
I don’t usually have Paul’s courage in being willing to call out those within the church who are acting contrary to the way they should. I also don’t feel like I have Paul’s confidence very often. At the same time, am I inspired to my own repentance whenever I am made aware of my own faults?

Prayer:
Father, give me the clarity to hear when I am being corrected, either directly or through a sermon or through Your word. When I hear, may I respond with repentance. Help me correct the flaws in my own life, and then, if You will, show me if and when I am to offer correction to others.

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