Pure (2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1)

Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God. (2 Corinthians 7:1 ESV)

The apostle Paul has been giving pictures to these Corinthian Christians about what it looks like to be God’s servant. In particular, Paul has been describing himself and the apostles, showing how they are servants of God so that these Christians would live their lives in the same way (cf. 2 Corinthians 12:19-20). In this paragraph Paul is going to describe these great promises that we possess which is to cause us to change the way we live our lives.

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