Changing Plans and an Authentic Ministry
2 Corinthians 2:12-17
Paul gives one more practical explanation before launching into a longer discussion of what it means to have an authentic ministry. In doing so, he transitions us from the opening concern of the letter (why he changed his plans) to his longer defense of his authenticity in ministry (1:12–7:16). So, once again, our passage presents us with changing plans and an authentic ministry.
 Guthrie, 2 Corinthians, BECNT, 50.