Today’s Bible passages are: 2 Samuel 13, 2 Corinthians 6, Ezekiel 20, and Psalm 66-67

By Kelli Campbell

Sorrowful, Yet Always Rejoicing

 

 

Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For he says,

 

“In a favorable time I listened to you,

 

and in a day of salvation I have helped you.”

 

Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. We put no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love; by truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; through honor and dishonor, through slander and praise. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything.

 

We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians; our heart is wide open. You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections. In return (I speak as to children) widen your hearts also. (2 Corinthians 6:1-13 ESV)

Today’s Question: What kind of rejoicing does this passage spark in you? (Respond in the comments.)

KelliC_200Since marrying her Marine thirteen years ago, Kelli Campbell has lived in eight homes. She has planted zinnias at every one. Kelli is a photographer and a homeschooling mother of four. Her life looks like a zinnia patch: messy and colorful. There are more than a few bugs and weeds, but no matter the season Kelli sees one thing through the lens of her camera: beauty. She shares those images at ZinniaPatchPictures.com.

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4 Comments

  1. I know I told you this via email, Kelli, but here’s some public praise too. :) The layers of this image are captivating, and I love how you’ve pulled out a less-familiar (less-quoted) piece of Scripture and displayed its beauty. So impressive and moving!

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