Good evening. Great is His faithfulness.
2 Corinthians 11:1-6
Concern for Their Faithfulness
11 Oh, that you would bear with me in a little folly—and indeed you do bear with me. 2 For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. 3 But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the [a]simplicity that is in Christ. 4 For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted—you may well put up with it!
Paul and False Apostles
5 For I consider that I am not at all inferior to the most eminent apostles. 6 Even though I am untrained in speech, yet I am not in knowledge. But we have [b]been thoroughly manifested among you in all things.
11:1-3: Paul compares the reality of the New Covenant to the Garden of Eden, where Christ is Adam and the Church is Eve, and where Satan is up his same craftiness-(v. 3): Paul's desire is to present a pure Church, a chaste virgin-(v. 2), to Christ at the Second Coming:11:4-6: The first element of a chaste virgin-(v. 2) is the purity of orthodox doctrine: Not human persuasiveness-(v. 6) but apostolic content is important: Paul is a part of the apostolic college-(v. 5), which continues in line with the original twelve apostles:
The devotional made a reference to Jeremiah 17:9: “The heart is deceitful above all things,
And [a]desperately wicked; Who can know it?
In my Orthodox study Bible is some differences mine is Jeremiah 17:5: "The heart is deep beyond things, and it it is the man . Even so, who can know him?"
Devotional also mentioned Matthew 24:4 we go over all of this in the study video.
Prayer Focus from the Devotional
Spend time praising God that you don't have to be deceived and that you have access to the real gospel. Ask the Lord to reveal any areas where "your truth" and preferences tend to trump His truth and promises.
Moving Foward Questions from the Devotional
See my video for these questions because I also took a reading and discussion out of John 10:1-16 - Jesus the GOOD SHEPHERD AND HE GIVES LIFE FOR THE SHEEP ...
“The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
26 The Lord [a]lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.” ’
In Christ love Jared W Campbell