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Bible Life Applications and Lessons in 2 Corinthians 6:3

Saturday Morning Life Applications (Vol. 78)

On occasion you come across a verse that has such a powerful life application in it, that it needs to stand alone. This is true of 2 Corinthians 6:3.

Life applications and lessons in 2 Corinthians

Let’s take a look at this powerful message in 2 Corinthians 6:3.

This scripture is part of a letter Paul wrote to the Corinthian church. He wanted them to know that he and his fellow workers were trying to live in a way that represented the Lord well. He was very clear that he did not want to be the reason people decided not to come to the Lord.

Life Applications

  • Of course we are human and will make mistakes, but we need to do our best to live above reproach, so that nothing will hurt our ministry.
  • We are representing the Lord in all that we do. We need to represent him in the best way possible!
Life applications from 2 Corinthians 6:3

Personal Story

A student (who comes to my office on a pretty regular basis) struggles with a lot of life issues. As I have listened to him, I can tell from the things he says that he has had some Biblical teaching in his background.

I was surprised when he stopped me in the hallway one day to ask me if something he was doing was a sin. I asked him why he was wondering about it, and he said that he had heard that it was. He had been looking at Bible verses for the answer, and I encouraged him to continue to do so.

A week later, he came to me in a full spiritual battle. On one hand, he talked about wanting to do the right thing and “go to Heaven,” but on the other hand, he struggled to even believe that the Lord was real. I let him talk, and I listened.

This was his biggest struggle –

He knew all sorts of people (friends, parents, and acquaintances) who proclaimed to be Christians but seemed to live a different lifestyle. His question to me was,

“Why would I choose to believe that He is real if nothing in my life is going to change?”

Then he went on to tell me that they were all doing the same things he was doing and acting the same way. He saw no difference.

Heartbreaking!


DC Talk book and song

This song will take you back a few years! Who remembers DC Talk and their song, “What if I Stumble?”

The song is about living the Christian life and the responsibility it holds. The lyricist is afraid of falling and setting a bad example for others.

The song starts off with these most powerful lyrics!

“The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians
Who acknowledge Jesus with their lips
And walk out the door
And deny Him by their lifestyle.
That is what an unbelieving world, simply finds unbelievable.”

DC Talk 1995

Here is a link to listen to the song if you have never heard it.

Don't make anyone stumble 2 Corinthians

As we finish looking at this one little verse, 2 Corinthians 6:3, I guess we can boil it down to – not being a stumbling block.

As hard as this may be at times, let’s make a point of living this life application out this week.

  • Live in a way that represents the Lord well in all that you do.
  • (My request) Pray for me as I work with this student and others in a public school setting, with public school restrictions.

Please join us as we read God’s Word each week and share your insights on the scriptures. I would love to hear from you.

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If you have joined me recently, these daily life application posts are examples of some of the comments I am writing in the Bibles I am giving to my grandchildren when they graduate from high school. Click here to see the post where I explain this eternal gift idea. I want to give them all the resources I can to use in today’s world!

Rose colored She Reads Truth Bible

The rose colored Bible is the one I am using for my youngest granddaughter, and I really love it! It is the She Reads Truth Bible, CSB. I did some research before purchasing the CSB, and I found that it is translated from the original text and very accurate – very important!

Bible Ref 2 Corinthians 6:3

Don’t Let Age Stop You

Life applications from 2 Corinthians 6:3 Don't cause anyone to stumble


If you received other nuggets of truth this week, please share them. I love hearing how the Lord speaks!

Until next week…

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2 Comments

  1. Such a great post, Susan! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had a similar experience and conversations. Especially, with the political climate being the way it is. I’ll definitely be adding my prayers to yours. It’s one of the toughest things to watch people go through no matter what their age. Big hugs and thanks for all the work you do. It’s truly lifegiving! Hugs, CoCo

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