This punishment which was inflicted by the majority is sufficient for such a man, so that, on the contrary, you ought rather to forgive and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one be swallowed up with too much sorrow.
Therefore I urge you to reaffirm your love to him. For to this end I also wrote, that I might put you to the test, whether you are obedient in all things.
Very interesting. Paul is emphasizing that discipline within the Body of Christ is a two-way street. It not only involves appropriate discipline, it requires appropriate restoration, i.e. forgiveness.
The test is not placed on the transgressor but upon the church.
Morning Psalm 139, Noon Psalm 119:33-40, Evening Psalm 90