Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.
By this epistle, note that man
2 Corinthians 2:9
For this also was my purpose in writing you, that I might test your willingness to obey everything [I required of you].
2 Corinthians 7:15
And he has great affection for you when he remembers how obedient all of you were [i.e., obedient to his or Paul's instructions to the church], and how you welcomed him with fear and trembling [i.e., with a respectful, submissive spirit].
2 Corinthians 10:6
[And we are] prepared to punish all disobedience when your obedience is complete. [Note: This probably refers to the Corinthian church dealing with its unrepentant member. See I Cor. 5:3-5].
So then, my dear ones, just as you people were always obedient [to my teaching] when I was there with you, so now, in my absence [also], be [obedient] all the more. [Continue to] complete your own salvation [i.e., by living faithfully to the end. See Rom. 13:11] with fear and trembling [i.e., with a reverent and submissive spirit],
1 Thessalonians 4:8
So, the person who rejects [this exhortation] is not [merely] rejecting what man says but God [Himself], who gives His Holy Spirit to you.
I am writing you, confident that you will be obedient [to my requests], and I know that you will do even more than I am asking [of you].
[You should] obey your leaders [Note: This probably refers to church elders] and submit to their oversight, for they look out for [the welfare of] your souls as men who will give an accounting [for your spiritual progress]. [Be obedient], so that they will be able to do this joyfully and not with sorrow, for that would be unprofitable to you.
By this epistle, note that man
2 Thessalonians 3:6
Now we command you, brothers, in the name [i.e., by the authority] of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you people stay away from every brother [or sister] who lives an idle life [See note on I Thess. 5:14], and not according to the [inspired] tradition which you received from us.
And if he refuses to listen to them [i.e., the witnesses], explain the [whole] matter to the church [i.e., probably a specially called meeting of mature Christians to resolve the matter]. And if he refuses to listen to the church also, [i.e., to acknowledge his sin and repent of it], consider him like an [unconverted] Gentile or tax collector [i.e., do not have fellowship with him].
Now I urge you, brothers, watch out for those who are causing divisions and occasions for falling [away from God over matters] contrary to the teaching you have learned, and withdraw from them [i.e., stop listening to their false teaching].
1 Corinthians 5:9
I wrote you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people.
After you have warned a divisive person twice, have nothing more to do with him [i.e., withdraw spiritual fellowship from him].
I will get up and go to my father and say to him, Father, I have sinned against [the God of] heaven and against you.