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6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you
receive not the grace of God in
do you receive grace in vain? Next verse says, by believing it points to
some time yet future)
6:2 For he said.(Isaiah
49:8), I have heard you in a time accepted and in the
day of salvation.(?).have
you. Behold, now
is the accepted time.(or,
now is the time to be accepted:.Acts
17:30); behold, now is the day of salvation.
the fact all were saved before the universe was formed, for what good is
truth if one remains unawakened to it?.2Timothy
1:9. You see, this being on the Earth is a
stage for learning, changing and getting an eternal lasting reward.
6:3 Giving no offence.(original
adds, 'to do something which causes others to spiritually stumble and leads
them into error').in any thing,
that the ministry be not blamed.
to make anything that has good in it look bad, but:.Isaiah
6:4 But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God,
in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
6:5 In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings,
6:6 By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the
Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,
6:7 By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness
on the right hand and on the left.
6:8-10 By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report. As
deceivers and yet true.(accounted
as deceivers by some others). As unknown and yet well known.
As dying and behold, we live. As chastened and not killed. As sorrowful,
yet alway rejoicing. As poor, yet making many rich. As having nothing and
yet possessing all things..(?)
6:11 O you Corinthians, our mouth is open unto
you, our heart is enlarged.
deeply it is that we care for you.
6:12 You are not straitened in us, but you are
straitened in your own bowels.
Notes: 'You are not straitened in
us', that is, you don't possess a narrow or
place in our affections. Rather, we love you fully, ardently and are ready
to do all that can be done for your welfare. There is no lack of room in
our affections towards you. It is not narrow, confined or pent
up. It is ample
6:13 Now for a recompence in the same, I speak
as unto my children, be you also enlarged.
'You are straightened
in your own bowels', that is, your ways of
living have provided the energies needed for you to keep you going day
to day in life, but what is the end of that? I speak to you now as a father
who cares deeply for you. Listen and learn so you can rise above a mundane
6:14 Be you not unequally yoked
together with unbelievers.(who
and what were these unbelievers, those who wanted nothing to do with
the true, loving, kind Creator-Father-God?). For what fellowship
unrighteousness? And what communion
has light.with darkness?.(?)
can easily see the divide. One group was of God and the other of Satan.
The one of God being the humanity group and the other of Satan, the mankind
6:15 And what concord
has Christ with Belial?
or what part has he that believes.(a
If you have
the spirit, the attitude, of Christ, you heart is (Romans
13:10) to want to always speak in accordance with that love:.Romans
8:9; 1Corinthians 1:1;
2:20; Hebrews 7:25.
of Belial is not interested in higher consciousness ways of the Creator
and is one of
consciousness evil things.
6:16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols?.(what's
are the temple.of
the living God. As God has said, I will.dwell
in them.and walk
expressing as you in actions of life, when you are in high consciousness;
to allow this and for your benefit).).and
be their God and they shall be my people.
6:17 Wherefore come out from among them.(*).and
be you separate, says the Lord and touch not the unclean thing.(don't
even waster your time with these evil ones; the all unclean things in the
Old Testament meant things which defile
a person; don't allow yourself to become defiled by evil as occurred to
ancient Cain; the
ego developed from the 13
original bloodlines of ancient Cain was not good, as mentioned in these
verses from 14-17) and I will receive you.
other words, don't be aligned with the ways
of destruction, instead, align
yourself with the 'All Good'.
6:18 And will be a Father unto you and you shall be my sons and daughters,
says the Lord Almighty.