2 Corinthians Chapter 6 warns the readers about receiving God’s grace in vein. In this chapter, Paul quoted the section of Isaiah in which God said that He has helped all those who have called out to Him.
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The Time of Salvation
Paul emphasized that the time of salvation is now. He said that those who had heard the Word should turn from their ways. More importantly, those who knew the Word of God should not act as stumbling blocks on anyone’s path. They should commend themselves in everything that they do. Regardless of the type of hardship it might be, it should be done in the Holy Spirit.
Visiting the Church of Corinth
Paul said that those who had visited the Corinthians have done so through love, patience, and kindness. They did not withhold anything from them and they showed all types of affection. However, he said the people of Corinth were withholding from them and not giving in all sincerity. Paul told them to open their hearts and minds as if they were children.
Paul’s Warning about Idolatry
He also warned against idolatry and told the people that they should not be yoked with unbelievers. He explained that light cannot fellowship with darkness and if it did so, they might just fall back and revert from the light and into the darkness.
Paul said that idolatry was something that was absolutely wrong in the eyes of God. Therefore, those who are in Christ should not do what the non-believers do. They should come out and be separate so that others may see their ways and follow them. If they do this, God said that He would be a Father to them.
2 Corinthians 6 (King James Version)
1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.
2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
3 Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:
4 But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
5 In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;
6 By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,
7 By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,
8 By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;
9 As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;
10 As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
11 O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.
12 Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels.
13 Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged.
14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.