Sunday, July 21, 2019

Today Is The Day Of Salvation

6:2 As he begged unbelievers to receive God’s reconciling grace (5:20), Paul now urged his readers to respond quickly and positively to God’s grace to them. Paul quoted Isaiah 49:8 to stress the importance of responding immediately. The “acceptable time” will not last forever. In the context of the Isaiah quotation, God addressed His Servant, whom the nations had despised, promising eventual vindication and urging Him to restore His people. The parallel with Paul and the Corinthians’ ministry is obvious. Rather than squabbling among themselves over Paul, the readers needed to get on with the ambassadorial work that God had given them to do.

Constable, Thomas. DD. "Commentary on 2 Corinthians 6:2" 2012

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