Open your hearts

Open your hearts to us. We have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have cheated no one. 3 I do not say this to condemn; for I have said before that you are in our hearts, to die together and to live together. 4 Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my boasting on your behalf. I am filled with comfort. I am exceedingly joyful in all our tribulation.

5 For indeed, when we came to Macedonia, our bodies had no rest, but we were troubled on every side. Outside were conflicts, inside were fears.

—2 Corinthians 7:2-5.

Paul appeals for an open attitude towards his team and himself. He describes his restlessness on his last visit, when he had battles outside and fears inside. He was totally positive in his attitude, aspirations and dealings with them, but was obviously uneasy because he had to confront sin in the church at Corinth. [The Bible Panorama.]

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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