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2 Corinthians 2:6-9

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.

Readings:

Morning Psalm 139, Noon Psalm 119:33-40, Evening Psalm 90


 

John Nunnikhoven

John Nunnikhoven is a member of The Fellowship of Ailbe and has begun working toward what, Lord willing, will become a re-awakening of the Church as a body directed into living the Kingdom in the here and now as it awaits the yet to come.
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