Mike P. Andrus entitled his study on this subject, “With friends like these, who needs enemies.” I believe we have seen into the heart of Paul. He desires to be in a good relationship with the church he established. He sees himself as a parent who has delinquent children. He loves them dearly but they have lost their compass, both spiritually and morally. They are also heavily critical of him, their parent. This passage asks us a number of important questions.
The first one is this.
1. What kind of spiritual leaders do you recognise and support?
2. Secondly, how are we treating those whom God has placed over us in the Lord?