2 Corinthians 7:13-16
We have been greatly encouraged by this.
In addition to our own encouragement, we were especially delighted to see how happy Titus was about the way all of you welcomed him and set his mind at ease. I had told him how proud I was of you—and you didn’t disappoint me. I have always told you the truth, and now my boasting to Titus has also proved true! Now he cares for you more than ever when he remembers the way all of you obeyed him and welcomed him with such fear and deep respect. I am very happy now because I have complete confidence in you.
Reflection. St Paul had 'bigged up' the church at Corinth to Titus, and vice versa. And what Paul had said about both had been proven to be true. This led to rejoicing and confidence.
So, here's a piece of homework. Spend time today reflecting on a Christian person who sets a great example to you. Think, too, about what is great about your church. Rejoice before God for both. Share your stories of the good things and the good people of God.
Praise. Thank you, Lord Jesus for (insert name). Thank you, too, Lord Jesus for my church. Lord Jesus, I rejoice in you and your name. Amen.