Apr 10 2016 // An Insecure Apostle // 2 Corinthians 10:7-18
The Apostle Paul cared deeply about the Christians in Corinth. He wanted them to walk in Christ, to let go of the false hopes of prestige and hedonism that so gripped their first century culture. Yet, he had a growing sense that he was losing their collective ear. How to get people to trust you again when you have hard words to speak to them? This is among the most awkward places a leader can be. And Paul's uncertainty and insecurity is apparent. Should he cite his accomplishments and credentials to assert his legitimacy and win back authority? He's not sure. Leaders never are. And that's just how God seems to like it.