A word to think on (2 Corinthians 1:12)

This verse struck me as I read this, and it’s one I’m trying to memorize. Let’s try to do this without looking.

For our boast is this, the testimony of our conscience, that we have behaved in the world with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by worldly wisdom, but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you. (ESV)

Not bad. One added word (have) and an extra comma, but other than that good. 🙂

Why memorize this verse?

I wonder if I can say this about myself? That in my interactions with the people in the world and especially within the church, I live with simplicity and godly sincerity?

Do I live according to worldly wisdom (see I Corinthians 3:1-4 and James 3:13-18).

Or do I live by God’s?

And most importantly, do I live by the grace of God? Does God’s grace fill me to the point where I overflow with it and it touches everyone around me?

I wish I could say yes.

These are words I need to meditate on more.

How about you?

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About bkshiroma

I'm from Hawaii, but have been in Japan as a missionary/English teacher since 1995. I'm currently going to a church called Crossroad Nishinomiya, an international church in Nishinomiya, a city right between Kobe and Osaka. Check out their website: crossroad-web.com 私がハワイから来ましたけど1995年に宣教師と英会話の教師として日本に引っ越しました。 今西宮にあるクロスロード西宮という国際の教会に行っています。どうぞ、そのホムページを見てください: crossroad-web.com
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