Appointed to death

“For I think that God has set forth us apostolos last, as it were appointed to death. For we are made a spectacle  (Gr. theatron) unto the world, and to messengers and to men. We are fools for the Christ’s sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are honorable, but we are despised. Even unto this present hour we both hunger and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling place. And working, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless. Being persecuted, we suffer. Being defamed, we entreat. We are made the filth of the world, the offscouring of all things unto this day.” (1 Cor 4)

“Much more those members of the body, which seem to be feeble, are necessary. And those of the body, which we think less honorable, upon these we bestow more abundant honor. Our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. (Our less beautiful parts have more abundant beauty.) For our comely parts have no need, but God has tempered the body together, having given more abundant honor to that part which lacked, that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffers, all members suffer with it, or one member be honored all the members rejoice with it.” (I Cor 12)

“I die daily.” (1 Cor 15)

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