2 Corinthians 3:5-6 – Walking with Unveiled Faces

Today’s Reading: Job 31:1‐33:33, 2 Corinthians 3:1‐18, Psalm 43:1‐5, Proverbs 22:8‐9

2 Corinthians 3:5-6 – Not that we are sufficient in ourselves 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.

Context: Paul is arguing that through the new covenant, established by Christ, we have a ministry that is greater than Moses.

Observations:

  • We are not sufficient in ourselves
  • We cannot claim anything as coming from us
  • Our sufficiency comes from God
  • God has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant
  • Not of the letter (law)
  • but of the Spirit
  • For the letter kills
  • But the Spirit gives life

Are you entering today living in your current reality?  The Spirit has given you a more glorious ministry than Moses.

Apply: I want to walk with an unveiled face today, being a minister of life through the Spirit.  Specifically, I want to behold the glory of the Lord and let him shine through me.  I want to let God show others himself through my countenance and words.

What gives you the confidence in the sufficiency that God has given you to be a minister of the new covenant?

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