Reading in 2 Corinthians 6:11 through 7:4, Paul’s desire for the Corinthians was to grow in their faith. Paul expected them to put forth the effort just as the Christian leaders of the Corinthian church had done. To be open and grow with each other spiritually with one common link being Jesus Christ.
Explained in this passage is the difficulty faced when united improperly to those who prefer idol worship rather than the worship of the one true God. Believers linked to non-believers face difficulty because righteousness and wickedness do not mix together for it is like oil mixed with water, vinegar mixed with milk, or pizza with weight loss.
Paul faced many challenges. There was conflict, fear, and depression because he faced opposition and persecution. In this passage, he finally finds joy in that the Corinthian people were treating his disciple and appointed leader named Titus with kindness.
We face the same challenges today and when faced with a challenge that’s when we need to focus on God. He’s not distant but near and the Holy Spirit links all believers together to meet every challenge. Like the photo below points out, we are stronger linked together and will not be broken.
This day with You Lord, we come to You with openness and confess the many idols we let get in our way. Expensive cars, clothing, and houses require more than we can afford are full of promises we can’t keep but You come through on Your promises. Through Your Son, the door to an awesome future has been opened. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.