Weekly Pursuit – Week 3 of June

Jun 19, 2018 by

Verses:

2 Cor. 6:11-12a “Our mouth is opened to you, Corinthians; our heart is enlarged. You are not constricted in us.”

 

Excerpts:

If we would be fully reconciled to God, fully saved, we need to be enlarged in our heart. We should be strict with ourselves, not with others. In order to be strict with ourselves and not with others, we need to be enlarged. Those who are very straight are usually narrow as well. They need to have their hearts enlarged. When we become enlarged in our heart, we should not become loose. Rather, we should continue to be strict and straight concerning ourselves, but we should not apply this principle to others. If the Lord has done such a work in us, we have been enlarged.

 

I would ask you to consider once again all the matters covered by Paul in 2 Corinthians 6:3-10. If we have all these characteristics and qualifications, we shall have a large heart. We may be outwardly very small, but our heart will be like an ocean. But if we do not have these qualifications, we shall have a very small heart. We may be great in our own eyes, yet our heart may be extremely narrow. For example, our attitude may be that if a certain one makes a mistake, we should have nothing to do with him unless he repents. This is a sign of narrowness. It is also an indication that we are not able to reconcile others to God, for we ourselves have not been fully reconciled to Him. Our narrowness is a strong indication that we have been reconciled to God only partially and that the percentage of our salvation is quite low. How large our heart is depends on the degree of our reconciliation to God. (Life-study of 2 Corinthians, msg. 42)

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