Do Not Make Others Have to Be Bold

Do others have to be bold with us to get their point across? Do they have to confront our sin boldly? In other words, are we bullheaded and stubborn, refusing to listen to the views of others and arrogant about our own sin? Paul warned the Corinthian Church, “But I beg you that when I am present I may not be bold with that confidence by which I intend to be bold against some, who think of us as if we walked according to the flesh” (2 Corinthians 10:2).
Some would accuse Paul of being worldly for his boldness, but with some in the church there, he would have to be bold to address their refusal to comply with the truth of God. Yet, Paul did not want to go to Corinth with such boldness. He preferred kindness.
How people react to us depends upon the kind of people we are. What are you like?

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