Just the underlined parts was the message of the morning.
Verse 11 – . . . For I am in no way inferior to the super-special emissaries—though I am nothing.
And the message? Healthy, holy, humility. The Apostle had it. I so need it! A healthy, holy, honest evaluation of myself that enables me the independence to boast not unto others, or seek their approval; yet to be utterly dependent upon my Savior.
Verse 14 – . . . for I seek not your possessions, but you!
Oh for this to be so! Us toward GOD and we toward one another! So often it’s not. Father, forgive us!
Verse 15 – I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls. . . .
This is holy, godly service played out with feet and hands because the heart has been made whole with healthy, holy, humility that has and continues to seek His Face, rather than His Hands.