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  • Hebrews 5:1
    For every high priest taken from men is appointed in service to God for the people, to offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins.
  • 2 Corinthians 2 14-2 Corinthians 2 16
    But thanks be to God, who always puts us on display in Christ and through us spreads the aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.For to God we are the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.To some we are an aroma of death leading to death, but to others, an aroma of life leading to life. And who is competent for this?
  • Philippians 3:3
    For we are the circumcision, the ones who serve by the Spirit of God, boast in Christ Jesus, and do not put confidence in the flesh—
  • Hebrews 2:17
    Therefore, He had to be like His brothers in every way, so that He could become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
  • Romans 4:2
    If Abraham was justified by works, he has something to brag about— but not before God.
  • 2 Corinthians 7 4
    I have great confidence in you; I have great pride in you. I am filled with encouragement; I am overcome with joy in all our afflictions.
  • 2 Corinthians 12 11-2 Corinthians 12 21
    I have become a fool; you forced it on me. I should have been endorsed by you, since I am not in any way inferior to the“ super-apostles,” even though I am nothing.The signs of an apostle were performed with great endurance among you— not only signs but also wonders and miracles.So in what way were you treated worse than the other churches, except that I personally did not burden you? Forgive me this wrong!Now I am ready to come to you this third time. I will not burden you, for I am not seeking what is yours, but you. For children are not obligated to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.I will most gladly spend and be spent for you. If I love you more, am I to be loved less?Now granted, I have not burdened you; yet sly as I am, I took you in by deceit!Did I take advantage of you by anyone I sent you?I urged Titus to come, and I sent the brother with him. Did Titus take advantage of you? Didn’t we walk in the same spirit and in the same footsteps?You have thought all along that we were defending ourselves to you. No, in the sight of God we are speaking in Christ, and everything, dear friends, is for building you up.For I fear that perhaps when I come I will not find you to be what I want, and I may not be found by you to be what you want; there may be quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorder.I fear that when I come my God will again humiliate me in your presence, and I will grieve for many who sinned before and have not repented of the moral impurity, sexual immorality, and promiscuity they practiced.
  • 2 Corinthians 11 16-2 Corinthians 11 30
    I repeat: No one should consider me a fool. But if you do, at least accept me as a fool, so I too may boast a little.What I say in this matter of boasting, I don’t speak as the Lord would, but foolishly.Since many boast in an unspiritual way, I will also boast.For you, being so wise, gladly put up with fools!In fact, you put up with it if someone enslaves you, if someone devours you, if someone captures you, if someone dominates you, or if someone hits you in the face.I say this to our shame: We have been weak. But in whatever anyone dares to boast— I am talking foolishly— I also dare:Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? So am I.Are they servants of Christ? I’m talking like a madman— I’m a better one: with far more labors, many more imprisonments, far worse beatings, near death many times.Five times I received 39 lashes from Jews.Three times I was beaten with rods by the Romans. Once I was stoned by my enemies. Three times I was shipwrecked. I have spent a night and a day in the open sea.On frequent journeys, I faced dangers from rivers, dangers from robbers, dangers from my own people, dangers from the Gentiles, dangers in the city, dangers in the open country, dangers on the sea, and dangers among false brothers;labor and hardship, many sleepless nights, hunger and thirst, often without food, cold, and lacking clothing.Not to mention other things, there is the daily pressure on me: my care for all the churches.Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is made to stumble, and I do not burn with indignation?If boasting is necessary, I will boast about my weaknesses.
  • 2 Corinthians 3 4-2 Corinthians 3 6
    We have this kind of confidence toward God through Christ.It is not that we are competent in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our competence is from God.He has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter, but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit produces life.
  • 2 Corinthians 12 1
    Boasting is necessary. It is not profitable, but I will move on to visions and revelations of the Lord.