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November 14, II Corinthians 9 Sowing, reaping, and hedging bets

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

There are some good principles in this but they're typically misused. We do reap what we sow but it's not always finances. If you're a grouch at work your coworkers will avoid you. And if you show kindness that too will have a reaction. Comparison can be made from a multitude of places but greedy preachers use this idea for a prosperity gospel. The first section carries over from yesterday. Paul uses flattery again but he is also giving a heads up that visitors are coming. He told people how great they are but wants to be sure that when company arrives they actually look the part. Reminds me of when I was in the Air Force and some general came to visit. I think a prerequisite for being a full colonel or above is that then need to be able to smell fresh paint every day. We all cleaned things up, painted at least one wall and chose our best uniforms. It wasn't all fake, the units where I worked did the job well but we had to put on a show. That's what Paul wants, put on a show for the Macedonians so we won't be embarrassed. Love God and love people and you won't be embarrassed.

Today's workout, cardio intervals
Step, squat, windmill, step over, jump rope, climber
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