1 Corinthians 16:10-11 (KJV)
Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do.
Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the brethren.
As much as they challenged and disrespected the Apostle Paul, I cannot imagine they would give Timothy or Apollos any great respect. No wonder Paul couldn’t say with certainty when or if they would come.
What is amazing is that Paul insisted that he would come and, if God permitted, stay there some time. This church had challenged
- His apostleship,
- His call, and
- His credentials.
They doubted his boldness and did not believe he would look them in the face and call them out for their sins.
He had soundly rebuked them and assured them that he was being gracious in the letters. He had caused them to sorrow and their sorrow had brought them to repentance.
It would not have been difficult to ignore the problem by avoiding them.
To my readers:
First of all, thank you! It is a great joy to me to know you read the thoughts and lessons God has given me in His word. Secondly, I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to leave comments.
For this and more than 4300 earlier Daily Visits with God visit https://mckenzie-visit-with-god.blogspot.com. There you will find daily visits going back to 2006.
If you have been blessed by this blog, please subscribe to my feed and share it with others.
For more resources from Pastor Marvin McKenzie visit http://puyallupbaptistchurch.com.
My books are available at:
My author spotlight at Lulu.com:
My author Page for Kindle/Amazon
1 Corinthians 16:10-11 That Type Of Man
Please consider helping our church’s teen department by signing up for cash back shopping at http://www.dubli.com/M04VB. This program has three levels of participation, the first being completely free.