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2 Corinthians 3:8

Jul 3, 2015   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   2 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians 3, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Friday, 3 July 2015

…how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious? 2 Corinthians 3:8

What a wonderful, even amazing sentiment! Paul has spoken of the glory of the “ministry of death” (meaning the Law of Moses) which is fading away. In an argument from the lesser to the greater he now basically asks, “If that was so glorious, then how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious?”

Note how he does not call it the “ministry of life” in contrast to the “ministry of death.” Instead he calls it the “ministry of the Spirit.” This Spirit, meaning the Holy Spirit, is life and so the contrast is made instead to the physical, tangible stone with carved letters.… Read the rest

2 Corinthians 3:7

Jul 2, 2015   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   2 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians 3, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Thursday, 2 July 2015

But if the ministry of death, written and engraved on stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance, which glory was passing away,  2 Corinthians 3:7

In the previous verse Paul noted that “the letter kills.” Now he uses that thought to convey an idea concerning the surpassing glory of the gospel.… Read the rest

2 Corinthians 3:6

Jul 1, 2015   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   2 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians 3, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

…who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 2 Corinthians 3:6

Paul shows here that the sufficiency of his ministry came from God “who also made us sufficient ministers of the new covenant.” From beginning to end, his work was enabled and carried through because of the work of God.… Read the rest

2 Corinthians 3:5

Jun 30, 2015   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   2 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians 3, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, 2 Corinthians 3:5

Paul just noted in the previous verse that “…we have such trust through Christ toward God.” He admitted that the trust was “through Christ,” but possibly fearing that this expression wasn’t to be fully understood, he expands upon it now.… Read the rest

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