Papyrus 46 First Letter to the Corinthians, a page of Papyrus 46
Greek text on Papyrus c.AD First or Second Century
1 Corinthians 4:14-21
14 I do not write these things to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children.
15 For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel. 16 I urge you, then, be imitators of me. 17 That is why I sent you Timothy, my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, to remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach them everywhere in every church.
18 Some are arrogant, as though I were not coming to you. 19 But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I will find out not the talk of these arrogant people but their power.
20 For the kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power.
21 What do you wish? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love in a spirit of gentleness?
Eternal. The Word of God and the Promises of God,
Shame is not of God. Repentance with forgiveness is of God.
Good parenting is Father God. The love found in a Beloved Parent. A glimpse of God Himself.
Good Christian friends - beloved and faithful in the Lord.
God sustains us when we encounter the arrogant involved in power.
The Kindness of God is powerful, not just talk. Know these Scriptures, know the power of God.
What do we expect from God? I expect good from God, love and gentleness.
Father God support us when we are weak and tired. Renew us in Jesus. Amen.
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