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1 I must go on boasting. 2 Corinthians 10:1 "Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence [am] base among you, but being absent am bold toward you:" “Meekness” is a gentle and humble attitude that expresses itself in patient endurance of unfair treatment. Although there is nothing to be gained, I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord. 10 By the humility and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to you—I, Paul, who am “timid” when face to face with you, but “bold” toward you when away! From I Corinthians there seem to be groups attacking him for and from opposition positions. I. But this verse contains a very important modifying phrase - FOR CHRIST's SAKE. 2 Corinthians 10 – Paul’s first step in enforcing his ministry was to correct the misunderstandings that existed in the minds of the people with reference to his work. 1 Now I, Paul, urge you by the gentleness and graciousness of Christ—I who am meek [so they say] when with you face to face, but bold [outspoken and fearless] toward you when absent! 2 Corinthians 10 - NIV: By the humility and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to you—I, Paul, who am “timid” when face to face with you, but “bold” toward you when away! The accusation – vv. (Read 2 Corinthians 10:7-11) In outward appearance, Paul was mean and despised in the eyes of some, but this was a false rule to judge by. 2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. The Second Epistle to the Corinthians, commonly referred to as Second Corinthians or in writing 2 Corinthians, is a Pauline epistle of the New Testament of the Christian Bible.The epistle is attributed to Paul the Apostle and a co-author named Timothy, and is addressed to the church in Corinth and Christians in the surrounding province of Achaea, in modern-day Greece. a. a native Corinthian contingent (the factions of I Corinthians 1-4) b. a Jewish contingent from Palestine (similar to Judaizers, II Cor. * Boast in the Lord: there is a legitimate boasting, in contrast to the immoderate boasting to which 2 Cor 10:13, 15 allude. 2 Corinthians 10 is the tenth chapter of the Second Epistle to the Corinthians in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.It is authored by Paul the Apostle and Timothy (2 Corinthians 1:1) in Macedonia in 55–56 CE.
In Second Corinthians 10 we are attempting to discover just what the Apostle Paul means when he says in Verses 3 and 4, For though we live in the world we are not carrying on a worldly war, for the weapons of our warfare are not worldly but have divine power to destroy strongholds.