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Read 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

Wednesday

Read 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

16 No longer, then, do we judge anyone by human standards. Even if at one time we judged Christ according to human standards, we no longer do so. 17 Anyone who is joined to Christ is a new being; the old is gone, the new has come. 18 All this is done by God, who through Christ changed us from enemies into his friends and gave us the task of making others his friends also. 19 Our message is that God was making all human beings his friends through Christ.[a] God did not keep an account of their sins, and he has given us the message which tells how he makes them his friends.

20 Here we are, then, speaking for Christ, as though God himself were making his appeal through us. We plead on Christ's behalf: let God change you from enemies into his friends! 21 Christ was without sin, but for our sake God made him share our sin in order that in union with him we might share the righteousness of God.

Footnotes:

2 Corinthians 5:19 God was making all human beings his friends through Christ; or God was in Christ making all human beings his friends.
Good News Translation (GNT)
Copyright © 1992 by American Bible SocietyShe sb

Think

‘Christ changed us from enemies into his friends and gave us the task of making others his friends also.’ - 2 Corinthians 5:18

Do your help others to become friends of Christ by receiving the gift of forgiveness and love freely offered to all people?

Pray

Think of someone you know who needs to know God’s love - pray for them and ask God to help you to share Christ’s love with them.


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