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2 Corinthians 7:2-16 Good Grief

Godly grief leads to joy!

Paul shares his happiness with his readers about their grief. It almost sounds cruel to be happy that someone else is grieving but the grief that they suffered was short lived and for a purpose. I guess you could call it “good” grief.

There was a lot going on in the church at Corinth that was contrary to what was being taught by the apostles. Freedom was being perverted. Divisions were rampant. And rampant sin was not being addressed. Paul wrote to this group to address these issues. My bible helps tell me that Paul actually wrote three letters before the one we are reading. The first was prior to the letter of 1 Corinthians. Then the letter of 1 Corinthians, which we already looked at. Read more »