Galatians 2

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“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

– Galatians 2:20

It’s difficult to add anything to Paul’s simple words. Galatians 2:20 is one of the great memory verses of the Bible. If you haven’t memorized it, you should.

My old nature is dead. With all it’s sin, it is dead and gone, but I’ve been given new life in Christ and He lives in and through me. What a joyful life we live by faith in the Son of God who loved us and gave Himself for us!

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Galatians 1

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I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ.

– Galatians 1:6-7

Galatians was one of Paul’s earliest letters. Some believe it may have been his first. The churches of Galatia were among the first fruits of his ministry, and those first fruits were in danger of spoiling. Paul wrote this letter seeking to stop the move of a perverted false gospel that was no gospel at all.

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2 Corinthians 13

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Finally, brethren, farewell. Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.

– 2 Corinthians 13:11

I love the simplicity of Paul’s parting exhortation to the Corinthians. Farewell. Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace. It’s so simple and yet there is so much here. Would to God that we could fulfill these simple exhortations.

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2 Corinthians 12

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And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

– 2 Corinthians 12:9

One of the greatest declarations of Scripture! In the face of human weakness, God declares, “My grace is sufficient for you and My strength is made perfect in weakness.” That’s Gospel! We are weak, but He is strong and in His strength He has graciously made up for our immense weakness.

And thankfully, He’ll continue to do so!

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2 Corinthians 11

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But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

– 2 Corinthians 11:3

In our fallen condition we have an inclination toward religiosity. We default to what is often referred to as “works righteousness.” That is, we begin to think that our right standing before God is based upon and maintained by our good works. That’s just not the case. But because we are already predisposed to such, we are easy prey for the subtle craftiness of the devil. Therefore, be on guard against the seduction of this deception.

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2 Corinthians 10

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For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,

– 2 Corinthians 10:4-5

The Christian has powerful weapons for the battle in which we are engaged. Of course, the battle is not against a physical foe, but a spiritual enemy. These weapons are mighty in God. What are they? Primarily the Word of God and prayer. At least that is what we find in Ephesians 6. The only offensive weapons in the Christian arsenal are the Word of God and prayer. Therefore, you better become adept at your skill with these weapons.

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2 Corinthians 9

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But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.

– 2 Corinthians 9:6-7

I was once chastised by another believer for exhorting someone to financially give liberally and cheerfully. Though many in our American Christian context in the 21st century are very uneasy to discuss such things, Paul was not hung up on doing so. It is important to acknowledge that the Scriptures speak openly about giving as generosity is a discipleship issue. Don’t miss it; God loves a cheerful giver.

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2 Corinthians 8

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For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.

– 2 Corinthians 8:9

The Apostle Paul here gives a spectacular description of the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. What is grace? It is sacrificially bankrupting yourself for the sake of another who is completely underserving of your gift. For our sakes, He became poor, that we might become rich.

The old acrostic of GRACE pictures it well. What is GRACE? It is God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense.

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2 Corinthians 7

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For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.

– 2 Corinthians 7:10

Guilt is not a bad thing if guilt produces the proper response in the guilty. The progression of godly induced sorrow in guilt is repentance leading to salvation (and restoration). Thus, if you feel the pressure of guilt and sorrow, and you are driven to turn confessionally from the (sinful) thought, word or deed that has produced the guilt in the first place, then it is a godly sorrow that will ultimately bring salvation.

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2 Corinthians 6

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And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God.

– 2 Corinthians 6:16

Idolatry. It is a potential problem in the life of every human being. Sure, in most places in the west you would be hard pressed to find a carved image to which offerings and worship are made. But idolatry still remains.

The god you worship is the god you sever with your time, talents, treasure and trust. What you trust in and worship with your energy, assets and time is your god. No, you probably don’t have a “graven image.” But that doesn’t mean yo don’t have an idol.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

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