Bible Study Notes on 2 Corinthians 4 – 20160728

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2 Corinthians 4:2-3  “…by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience…even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing”
We don’t share the gospel from selfish ambition, to receive reward.  We share from a desire to glorify Christ and love for others.  And to bring them to Him.  We don’t have to dress up our message, we can share it as-is because it is the truth.  Unfortunately, there will be those who refuse to listen, but we must share for the sake of those who will.

6  “…God who commanded light to shine out of darkness…”
The same God that said “Let there be light” is the same one who now enlightens our hearts through the knowledge of Jesus.  He once brought light to a dark and barren world.  Now He does it for mankind who lives in darkness of sin.

7  “…we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us”
We who have no power ourselves are able to show His light through the strength and power He supplies.  By doing so, we show His great power and majesty.  Through our weakness, He is shown strong.

10  “…the dying of the Lord Jesus…the life of Jesus…”
As we are molded into His image, He shines more through us.  We become less as He becomes more.

13  “…we also believe and therefore speak”
Sharing the gospel is also a demonstration of our faith in Him.  We believed and asked Him to save us.  We believe and tell others about Him.

17  “…our light affliction…is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory”
We can’t see what will be.  What happens to us now may not make sense, but someday it will.  He is using our circumstances, trials, tribulations, and triumphs to mold us into the image of His Son, and to bring great glory to Him.

I hope you enjoy reading and studying His word.  May it accomplish what He desires.  Please feel free to comment or post questions.  Thanks for reading!

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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