Life Applications and Lessons in 2 Corinthians (Chapters 7-13)

Saturday Morning Life Applications (Vol. 79)

Today we are finishing up the Biblical life applications in 2 Corinthians. There are some really good and yet challenging lessons in this book of the Bible.

Life applications and lessons in 2 Corinthians

Let’s take a look at a very condensed version of some of the life applications and lessons in 2 Corinthians chapters 7-13.

  • They were experiencing extreme hard times. God put a chain reaction in place.
    • The Corinthians encouraged and comforted Titus.
    • Titus took that comfort and shared it with Paul and the others.
    • Paul and the other missionaries took the comfort they received and shared it with the people they ministered to.
  • The Lord will use others to comfort and encourage us.
  • The Lord will use us to comfort and encourage others.
  • When we allow the Lord to put these chain reactions in place, His Kingdom grows.
life application about God comforting us in 2 Corinthians

  • Just because you are going through hard times doesn’t mean that you cannot minister to others.
  • In extreme affliction, they had abundant joy.
  • In extreme poverty, they were extremely generous.
  • Most of the time, our greatest joy comes from blessing others, regardless of what we are going through.
  • God’s economy says, “Give and it will be given to you!”
Give and it will be given to you. life application in Luke

When I took the courses I needed for counseling, there was always a debate – which came first, your actions or your thoughts. It seems to be a cycle, and you can argue both sides. However, I am still on the side of the thoughts coming first. It all starts in the mind!

  • Think about how hard it is at times to control your thoughts.
    • Has your mind ever drifted off while reading your Bible, and you have no idea what you just read?
    • Have you ever had a really good experience, and all the sudden you start thinking about the negative points?
  • If your thoughts direct your actions, then it is vitally important to be able to control them.
  • We have the Spiritual weapons to take every thought captive to obey Christ. We may have to use those weapons daily, hourly, and even minute by minute. It will take a lot of practice to to be able to use them effectively.
life applications about our thoughts and thinking from Philippiams

  • We all have a unique mission or calling on our lives, which the Lord has given us.
  • God uses our knowledge, gifts, location, and experiences to equip us for our calling.
  • When we try to overextend ourselves and live beyond our calling into someone else’s calling, we start to feel overwhelmed, overextended, and stressed,
  • There are times we may need to go beyond our calling to help others, but we can’t live there.
life application scripture about calling from 1 Corinthians

“So I take pleasure in weakness, hardships, persecutions, and in difficulties for the sake of Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Cor. 12:10

  • We normally don’t take pleasure in hardships and difficulties.
  • There needs to be a change in our mindset about this. Instead of seeing them as “hardships,” we need to see them as opportunities for the Lord to work in our lives.
  • When we have a weakness, He shows His strength!

life application about His strength from Psalm

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.

Related Song

This is a relatively new song, but it is very applicable to this week’s life applications! Here is one of Jeremy Camp’s newer songs, “These Days.”

Let me know if you have heard it and what you think.

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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!

Trust the God Who Sees Ahead of You
Find Out What Your Calling is and Stick to It

Let’s make a point of using these life applications and lessons this week.

  • Allow the Lord to use us to encourage one another.
  • Even in hard times, give and minister to others.
  • Use the Spiritual weapons the Lord provides to take every thought captive to obey Christ.
  • Fulfill your calling instead of trying to live in someone else’s.
  • See our weaknesses as an opportunity for the Lord to show us His strength.

Join me the rest of this month as we read the book of Mark again. I wanted to read the Easter story around Easter Sunday, so this works out perfectly.

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

Until next week…

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“So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God” I Corinthians 10:31

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  1. I like how you teach. You use bullet points in everyday language to clearly make your point

    Today’s lesson was powerful

  2. I can’t tell you how excited I’ve been to dive into these posts during Lent, Susan. They have helped so much. Especially, on the really tough days. Thank you for sharing your gifts and for keeping us well fed. It’s made such an impact in my life! Hugs, CoCo

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