Responsible

“The focus of my letter wasn’t on punishing the offender but on getting you to take responsibility for the health of the church. So if you forgive him, I forgive him. Don’t think I’m carrying around a list of personal grudges. The fact is that I’m joining in with your forgiveness, as Christ is with us, guiding us. After all, we don’t want to unwittingly give Satan an opening for yet more mischief—we’re not oblivious to his sly ways!”

2 Corinthians 2:9-11 MSG

Paul’s letters are “weighty”. This letter was more likely the fourth letter Paul wrote to his fellow believers in Corinth. He refers to other letters in the two we find in our New Testament. Notice the word “responsibility”. To grow, to flourish, and to fight our spiritual battles, we must be responsible to forgive, to learn, and to accept correction.

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