Thursday, March 12, 2009

2 Corinthians, chapter 3

It is appropriate that 2 Corinthians 3 focus on the Glory of God today. I have nothing but praise for God with the news of the morning. The temp assignment I have been working for the past four weeks got extended through March 31st, giving me a much needed 2 week and 2 day bonus of work that will carry us until we go to Florida to see my Mother in law. This is nothing less than an overwhelming blessing this morning. I am so thankful for something that in the grand scheme of things is small, but at the present it is very large.

7Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, fading though it was, 8will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious? 9If the ministry that condemns men is glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness! 10For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory. 11And if what was fading away came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts! – 2 Corinthians 3:7-11

There is so much to celebrate about the new covenant through Christ's blood. In it, we have the Glory of the Spirit of God as a promise. It is not etched in stone, which can be broken. It is etched on our spirits and can never fade away. The ministry of the spirit trumps anything before it in its righteousness. It is pure and enduring. Paul cannot stress this enough in this chapter, and I cannot stress it enough.

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