2 Corinthians 1-5
In 2 Corinthians 1-5, Paul continues with another letter to the people of Corinth. In these first 5 chapters, Paul talks about the New Testament Church and the importance of Jesus in all of it. A lot of what Paul discusses has to do with forgiveness, reconciliation and the grace of God. Paul really makes It evident that, through the grace of God, Jesus was sent to die for us in order to recreate or reconcile the relationship between us and God.
Key Verse: 2 Corinthians 5: 14-15
For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
How does what you read change your vision of God?
It can be so easy to detach from having a personal relationship with God, but scriptures like these remind me of the amount of love God has for me. He wanted me to be connected to Him so much, that He sent down His one and only Son to die for me. This really puts into perspective the unconditional love that God has for me, and all of us.
How will you Go With God because of this reading?
I will Go With God by trusting His will in my life over my own. My pride can get in the way of me seeing that His will and plan is better than anything that I can come up with. By doing this, I will no longer live for myself, but for Him.
Where did you see Jesus in these chapters?
I saw Jesus in every part where Paul was talking about Jesus’ Church. I especially saw Jesus in the key verse. Without Jesus, we would not have the faith that we profess today. It’s Christ’s love that provided the lives we live now.