Tuesday, October 27, 2009

2 Corinthians 3:2-11

"You yourselves are our letter of recommendation, written on our hearts, to be known and read by all. And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.

Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient in our selves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

Now if the ministry of death carved in letter on stone, came with such glory that the Israelites could not gaze at Moses' face because of its glory, which was being brought to an end, will not the ministry of the Spirit have even more glory? For if there was glory in the ministry of condemnation, the ministry of righteousness must far exceed it in glory. Indeed, in this case, what once had glory has come to have no glory at all, because of the glory that surpasses it. For if what was being brought to an end came with glory, how much more will what is permanent have glory."

What type of letter are you writing with your life?
What do others see?
Do they know you are a child of God?

Is the Spirit of the living God within you?
It should be obvious to anyone who knows you.

The last passage reflects on Christ who died for our sins, and how his ministry of righteousness far exceeded anything that the Israelites even knew. God's perfect plan for our salvation continues to amaze me, every way I consider Jesus, his ministry, and his permanent glory.

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