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To Be A Man Or Woman After God’s Heart…

We live in such a way that no one will stumble because of us, and no one will find fault with our ministry. In everything we do, we show that we are true ministers of God. We patiently endure troubles and hardships and calamities of every kind. We have been beaten, been put in prison, faced angry mobs, worked to exhaustion, endured sleepless nights, and gone without food. We prove ourselves by our purity, our understanding, our patience, our kindness, by the Holy Spirit within us, and by our sincere love. We faithfully preach the truth. God’s power is working in us. We use the weapons of righteousness in the right hand for attack and the left hand for defense. We serve God whether people honor us or despise us, whether they slander us or praise us. We are honest, but they call us impostors. We are ignored, even though we are well known. We live close to death, but we are still alive. We have been beaten, but we have not been killed. 10 Our hearts ache, but we always have joy. We are poor, but we give spiritual riches to others. We own nothing, and yet we have everything.

~ 2 Corinthians 6:3-10 — NLT ~

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As I was studying about the armor of God today, one of the cross references led me to 2 Corinthians 6:7. Now I’m not one to just read the verse that the cross references lead me to, because I like to read the scriptures in their entire context, so that I get a clear understanding of what is being said. Therefore, I quickly discovered that in order to understand what Paul (the author of 2 Corinthians) was talking about, I needed to read 2 Corinthians 6:3-10. Then, as I read this passage of scripture, it just pierced my heart, causing me to examine my heart and my commitment to the Lord, and I knew that before I could go any farther in my study of the armor of God, I needed to ponder on this passage, and share it with you, my beloved readers. Therefore, I’m just going to delve into this bit by bit, until we reach the end… Continue reading To Be A Man Or Woman After God’s Heart…