Daily Devotions

2 Corinthians

2 Corinthians 
Day 85

"As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing..."

Text: 2 Corinthians 6:10


Paul wrote from experience to give good counsel to his readers. Younger servants of the Lord would do well to take heed of his wise words of admonition.

“As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing;
as poor, yet making many rich;
as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.”
2 Corinthians 6:10

1. “As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing”

a) The things that bring sorrow.
i) When people reject the Word of God.
ii) When the church is afflicted by problems.
iii) When there are vicious and baseless personal attacks.
b) “Yet always rejoicing”
i) Sorrow does not prevail.
ii) The spirit of joy enables the servant of God to serve untiringly.

2. “As poor, yet making many rich”

a) “As poor”
i) Paul was a highly gifted individual.
ii) He was blessed with many spiritual gifts.
iii) But his heart was not focused on obtaining wealth.
b) “Yet making many rich”
i) Spiritual wealth was what Paul had and he shared how one may have spiritual health.
ii) Material wealth comes as a result of being blessed by the Lord.
iii) The counsel that Paul gave to the people could have resulted in great blessings from the Lord.
iv) Paul was happy that he was able to make many rich. (Being rich is not a sin obviously.)

3. “As having nothing and yet possessing all things”

a) What Paul did not have.
i) A biological family.
ii) A permanent residential address.
b) Paul possessed all things.
i) He had a great spiritual family with many good children.
ii) He had a home in every country he ministered at.