2 Corinthians 6:1-2

1 We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain.

For He says: “In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.

Moreover also, we, working together with God, beg of you not to receive the grace of God without any salutary results, for He says, In an epochal, strategic season, propitious in character, I hearkened to you, and in a day of salvation I ran to your cry and brought you aid. Behold, now is a propitious, epochal season, behold, now is a day of salvation. — Wuest, page 425.


The Apostle points out (v.2) that all Christians should engage in this activity of grace, for it was a time, or day of grace in which God was accepting sinners and saving them. It was a day of salvation because of the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is the force of the quotation from Isaiah 49:8, where God is heard speaking to His Beloved Son on the morning of the resurrection. He succored Him out of the abyss, and accepted Him and His atoning work—for the resurrection demonstrated that acceptance. The fruit of that succor and acceptance is for man’s enjoyment; and consequently, the present dispensation is for him a day of grace and acceptance; and all those who have experienced this grace should seek to make it known to others though it be at the cost of the shame and suffering described in verses 4-10. — Williams, pages 902-903.

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