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The True Measure

In 2 Corinthians 12 Paul’s ‘boasting’ takes another turn as he asks,

Have you been thinking all along that we have been defending ourselves to you?

2 Cor. 12:19

Because what Paul has been doing hasn’t been about protecting his own position or reputation but helping the Corinthian church. His parody of boasting is about showing them that …

  • Paul’s achievements aren’t Paul’s achievements
  • Just because you haven’t fallen that doesn’t mean you’re strong
  • God’s grace is given to help us survive God’s work in us