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Powerful in deed...

  1. 2 Corinthians 10:7-13
    [7] Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ's, even so are we Christ's. [8] For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed: [9] That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters. [10] For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible. [11] Let such an one think this, that, such as we are in word by letters when we are absent, such will we be also in deed when we are present. [12] For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. [13] But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.

    Those which said Paul’s letters were “weighty and powerful” then made the error of judging by the outward appearance that in bodily presence Paul was weak. Paul refuted this judging by the outward appearance of a man as being “weak and contemptible” by pronouncing that as Paul’s letters were “powerful” so was Paul’s deeds “powerful” wrought in God when Paul was present with them.


    Powerful in deed...John 3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. (Wrought in God)...can’t get any more powerful than “deeds” manifested as a work of God.

    Romans 15:17-18 I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God. [18] For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,

    Colossians 3:17
    [17] And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

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