1 Corinthians 4:16-21 — Tough Talk
“Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me. For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church. Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you. But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power. For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power. What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?” 1 Corinthians 4:16-21 KJV
No one likes it when people become overly tough. I think that the Christians in Corinth had under-estimated Paul. When ‘push came to shove’ he gave them a choice – you repent now and I’ll come and see you all meek and mild OR you dig your heels in and in God’s power you face what God’s sending to you.
How would you react to that type of talk?
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