Paul’s Shepherd’s Heart

Paul carried each church close to his heart (“who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is led into sin and I do not burn with indignation?”)  

From 2 Cor 11: 

Five times I received from the Jews forty lashes less one. 42  11:25 Three times I was beaten with a rod. 43  Once I received a stoning. 44  Three times I suffered shipwreck. A night and a day I spent adrift in the open sea. 11:26 I have been on journeys many times, in dangers from rivers, in dangers from robbers, 45  in dangers from my own countrymen, in dangers from Gentiles, in dangers in the city, in dangers in the wilderness, 46  in dangers at sea, in dangers from false brothers, 11:27 in hard work and toil, 47  through many sleepless nights, in hunger and thirst, many times without food, in cold and without enough clothing. 48  11:28 Apart from other things, 49  there is the daily pressure on me of my anxious concern 50  for all the churches. 11:29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is led into sin, 51  and I do not burn with indignation? 11:30 If I must boast, 52  I will boast about the things that show my weakness.

(A side note: the word “burn” caught my eye. Here is a quick word study for it:

You will have to scroll down to see the verses. They appear in both Greek and English)


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