2 Corinthians 13:11–13: Finally, brethren, farewell. Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you.

“Be perfect”—means grow up. Stop being baby Christians. That is something which could be said to many believers today. “Be of good comfort.” He goes back to the word he used when he began this letter—the comfort of God. Remember that it means help. It means God is the One who is called to our side to help us, to strengthen us, to encourage us. God wants to do that for you today, my friend. No matter who you are, where you are, or how you are, God wants to help you. He can help you through His Word by means of the ministering of the Holy Spirit. What great verses these are. God is with us to comfort us. We are to grow and mature. We can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth. Certainly we ought to go forward for God with such encouragement. “Be of one mind” means to have the mind of Christ. “Live in peace.” We cannot make peace, but we can live in peace. The God of love and peace shall be “with you.” Don’t miss that. You are not alone—God is with you today. How wonderful that is. 1

Personal Application

  • Read Romans 12:16. What are four things you can do to be a blessing to others?

Godly Encouragement

  • If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. –Romans 12:18

A Biblical Thought to Share with Others

To grow up spiritually means to become more like Him, and less like me. – TWEET IT

A Prayer to Consider

Lord, it is only by Your grace that we can change. Thank You for being so gracious.

1. McGee, J. V. (1991). Thru the Bible commentary: The Epistles (2 Corinthians) (electronic ed., Vol. 45). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

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Tommy Blumberg was ordained as a Calvary Chapel pastor in 1985, where he served as an assistant to Pastor Wayne Taylor of Calvary Fellowship, in Seattle. In 1992, Pastor Tom, his wife Pam, and their three daughters moved to Bellingham and began a Bible study, which led to the founding of Calvary Chapel Northwest. Tom blogs regularly at TommyBlumberg.com.

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