2 Cor 2:17

2:17 not, like so many. It is tragic that then and now many preach the gospel or teach Christianity as no more than a means of earning a living. Paul’s goal was not personal benefit or financial reward, but the glory of God.

in the sight of God. All Paul’s ministry was carried out in the sight of God, providing him a strong motive for keeping his conscience clear (1:12; Acts 23:1; 1 Tim. 1:5; 2 Tim. 1:3).