Thursday, October 22, 2009
2 Corinthians 3:1-6
1Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, like some people, letters of recommendation to you or from you? 2You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody. 3You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
4Such confidence as this is ours through Christ before God. 5Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. 6He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
One of the things that is often difficult to deal with is how "good" of a Christian are we being. Paul expresses that it is by those whom we have touched, i.e. the fruit, that speak for how well we have done. And this is from Christ.
Who have you touched by grace? Who has touched you by grace? Who still needs to be touched by grace?
O Lord, your grace is more than sufficient for me. Please flow through me to others. Amen.