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2 Corinthians 1:15-24 (ESV) – From Memory

October 9, 2012

Bless the Lord for my friends at Scriptures in Use[1], who helped start me on the road to Bible memorization again.

2 Corinthians 1:15-24 (ESV)

Because I was confident of this, I planned to visit you first so that you might benefit twice. I planned to visit you on my way to Macedonia, and to come back to you from Macedonia, and then to have you send me on my way to Judea. When I planned this, did I do it lightly?

Luther created his seal as a pictorial representation of how our souls are secure in the down payment of the Holy Spirit given to us.

Or do I make my plans in a worldly manner, so that in the same breath I say, “Yes, Yes,” and “No, No?” But as surely as God is faithful, our message to you is not “Yes” and “No.” For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached to you by me and Silas and Timothy, was not “Yes” and “No,” but in Him it has always been “Yes.” For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through Him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. Now, it is God who causes both us and you to stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, He set His seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. I call God as my witness that it was in order to spare you that I did not return to Corinth. Not that we lord it over your faith, but we work with you for your joy. Because it is by faith you stand firm.

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