(2 Corinthians 2:1-13) – Reaffirm your love
So this passage is interesting, it recounts a couple key things that have happened over the course of the relationship between Paul and the Corinthians.
As mentioned before, there was an incident where Paul’s authority was being questioned by someone who was in serious sin. Apparently there was a severe discipline taken on this person by the whole churches body.
Discipline is always extended as a gracious act to call us back to obedience and blessing.
That seems to be what happened to this man who had been in serious sin. Paul says that it was time to reaffirm their love for him. He’d repented and it was time to bring him back into the fold of fellowship.
He didn’t want this person to be overwhelmed to the point of wanting to quit life itself. Paul knew that the discipline had served its purpose.
He knew that Satan wanted to capitalize on this opportunity to work in his wicked schemes. Paul wouldn’t let her happen.
Satan wants to destroy the church, God wants to beautify the church.
Paul finishes by talking about how people were really important to his decision making. Even if there was an opportunity to serve the Lord somewhere, he wanted to make sure he had partners in ministry where he was going.
It’s not good to be alone.