Be reconciled

Re:Verse reading–2 Corinthians 7:5-16 (day one) 

“He told us about your longing for me. . . so that my joy was greater than ever.“–v 7

If you have ever experienced a broken or strained relationship, you know.  Distance from a friend or family member is painful, joy-depleting.  Reconciliation is SWEET!

Paul and the Corinthians had not had an easy relationship.  Distrust.  Accusations.  Hurt feelings.  But Paul was careful and prayerful.  Communicated even when it was hard. Continued to invest and believe.  In the end, he was richly rewarded.

Churches and pastors, members of churches, citizens of a nation, all of us must be frequently reminded.  In many (most) cases, it is possible to be reconciled.  Someone just has to care enough to work at it under the leadership of Christ.

“If you are presenting your offering at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your offering and go; first be reconciled to your brother.”–Matthew 5:23-24

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

2 thoughts on “Be reconciled”

  1. Your blog this morning spoke words to me that I needed to hear. To be reminded what was right to do. And how to go about it. Many thanks. Ginny F

  2. In general, if the two parties are willing to work at the issue(s) and mutually agree to reconcile, there will be a solution and possibly a resolution. Yes, I was totally in concurrence that someone just has to care enough to work at it under the leadership of Christ. Someone must care enough to initiate it for unity and peace!

    Good blog!

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