Archive for August, 2009

Corinthian Chiasm

2 Corinthians 5:6-10: 

 So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. 8Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 9So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.10For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.

A. Home in the body 

            B. Away from the Lord

                        C. We walk by faith not by sight

            B’. Away from the body 

A’. Home with the Lord

It seems then that “we walk by faith not by sight” and “we make it our aim to please Him” are roughly equivalent with a motivating factor coming in verse 10.

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