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2 Corinthians 10 marks a significant shift in tone in the letter. Up to here Paul has dealt with a difficult situation with the church but seemed genuinely pleased with their progress. Now however he feels compelled to address a fundamental issue that threatens to undermine everything they’ve achieved.
[You] think that we live by the standards of this world2 Cor. 10:2
This means that they are approaching the great war they are called to in Christ, in entirely the wrong way. To engage in that spiritual conflict successfully, they need to …
- Use the right weapons (vv 3-6)
- Fight the right enemy (vv 7-11)
- Measure the right things (vv 12-18)