Re:Verse reading–2 Corinthians 10 (day three)
“…so that we can preach the gospel in the regions beyond you.”
Jesus told us to exercise great care in the way we use language. He well knew that we’re capable of using explanations to obfuscate, questions to manipulate, and answers to complicate. “Yes” comes with strings attached. “No” serves as a way to marginalize others. Paul urgently seeks to clarify that he has not weaponized his strong language to the Corinthians. He eagerly desires that he and the church speak to each other plainly and without pretense so that all their energy can instead go toward showing Christ to the human race. We have to figure this out. If the church can’t speak rightly to one another, there’s no way it can say anything to the world.