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" For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward. "
The Works of Joseph Hall: Paraphrases of hard texts - Page 382
by Joseph Hall - 1837
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First, Second Corinthians

Robert E. Picirilli - Religion - 1987 - 434 pages
...understand that he and they have bases for mutual pride" (590). a. The general nature of Paul's walk (v. 12) 12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our...conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you -ward. The word "rejoicing" (Greek kauchesis) has the idea of glorying or boasting. It will become...
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The Power of Prayer in a Believer's Life

Charles Haddon Spurgeon - Religion - 1993 - 192 pages
...for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf. For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience,...conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward — 2 Corinthians 1:11-12. THE APOSTLE PAUL'S LIFE was in constant danger, and it was only through...
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Lincoln's Devotional

Carl Sandburg - Religion - 1995 - 224 pages
...fairest in the young it shows, And yields the sweetest fruit. 16 A Good Conscience a Source of Joy Our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience,...of God, we have had our conversation in the world. 2 Cor. I. 12. O happy soul, that lives on high, While men lie grovelling here; Whose hopes are fix'd...
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The Lion Bible Quotation Collection

Bible - 1999 - 445 pages
...chose to save only those who believe the foolish message we preach. 1 Corinthians 1:19-21 CEV 235.10 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience,...conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward. 2 Corinthians 1:12 K/V 235.11 I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty,...
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Profile of a Preacher

Raymond Barber - Pastoral theology - 2000 - 216 pages
...thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein" (Ps. 24:1). 2. Guard against an excessive lifestyle. "For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience,...conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward" (II Cor. 1:12). 3. Don't submerge yourself with debts. "Owe no man any thing, but to love one another:...
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History & Antiquities of the Dissenting Churches - Vol. 2, Volume 2

Walter Wilson - Religion - 2001 - 644 pages
...exercise of his ministry ; who might, through grace, have taken up the apostle's words, 2 Cor. i. 12. Our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience,...not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we haue hud our conversation in the world. And now we doubt not but that God's approbation of him is perfectly...
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Walking in the Way of Peace: Quaker Pacifism in the Seventeenth Century

Meredith Baldwin Weddle - Religion - 2001 - 368 pages
...that it's for righteousness' sake; 'for all our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our consciences, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly...of God, we have had our conversation in the world' (2 Cor. i. 12), which for us is a witness for the convincing of our enemies. For this we can say to...
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Exploring 2 Corinthians: An Expository Commentary

John Phillips - Religion - 2002 - 315 pages
...Corinth, hence a statement here about his sincerity. He speaks of his sincerity, as displayed by his life: "For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience,...by the grace of God, we have had our conversation [our behavior or manner of life] in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward" (1:12). In Paul's opinion,...
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Lectures on Systematic Theology, Volume 2

Charles Grandison Finney - Religion - 2003 - 616 pages
...entire sanctification, and thought it of great importance that the church should know it? (3.) 2 Cor. i. 12: "For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of...conversation in the world, and more abundantly to youward." This passage plainly implies the same thing, and was manifestly said for the same purpose—to declare...
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The Right Path: Choosing the Right Path in Life and Ministry

Paul Chappell - 2003 - 187 pages
...will have a good conscience when it comes to life and ministry. The Bible says in II Corinthians 1:12, "For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience,...conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward." As he served Christ, Paul stated that he kept a good testimony toward his fellowman. Why could he say...
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