2 Corinthians 6



2 Corinthians 6 underscores the urgency of responding to God's grace, the hardships faced in the ministry, and the importance of separation from ungodliness. Paul emphasizes the need for genuine love, endurance, and a commitment to living a holy and separated life in response to the grace received.


  1. Co-workers with God (2 Corinthians 6:1-2): Paul urges the Corinthians not to receive the grace of God in vain, emphasizing that now is the favorable time and now is the day of salvation. He positions himself and his fellow workers as co-workers with God, appealing to the Corinthians to respond to God's grace.
  2. The Hardships of Ministry (2 Corinthians 6:3-10): Paul describes the challenges and hardships faced in the ministry, highlighting the commitment to integrity, endurance, and genuine love. Despite facing difficulties, he sees himself and his companions as having nothing and yet possessing everything in Christ.
  3. Separation from Unbelievers (2 Corinthians 6:11-18): Paul expresses his deep affection for the Corinthians and urges them to open their hearts to him. He addresses the need for separation from unbelievers, warning against being unequally yoked with them. Believers are the temple of the living God, and Paul calls for holiness and purity.