S E C O N D C O R I N T H I A N
The apostle proceeds in showing the reasons why
they did not faint under their afflictions, namely, their
expectation, desire, and assurance of happiness after death
(ver. 1-5), and deduces an
inference for the comfort of believers in their present state
(ver. 6-8), and another to
quicken them in their duty, ver.
9-11. Then he makes an apology for seeming to commend
himself, and gives a good reason for his zeal and diligence
(ver. 12-15), and
mentions two things that are necessary in order to our living to
Christ, regeneration and reconciliation, ver. 16, to the end.