Saturday, 18 March 2017
What is a pencil without a writer? Paul talks about being a letter from Christ... (2 Corinthians 3:3-5) Let us be a letter from Christ.
What is a pencil (made of wood) without lead? The wood protects the lead within.
The moral of the story is: We need God and one another.
Paul said that God has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant – not of the Law but of the Spirit. The Law kills but the Spirit gives life.
Let us go back to the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve chose to eat from the tree of death instead of the tree of life.
Someone asked me, “How can people not know that there is a God?”
I see the answer in 2 Corinthians 3:14-17.
People’s minds were made dull. To this day, the veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only IN CHRIST is it taken away.
Whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. The Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom: freedom from the power of sin, sickness and death, freedom from bondage, oppression and fear, freedom from the curse of the Law. Thanks be to God!
Let us be reminded that our faces are unveiled. Our faces reflect the Lord’s glory.
Let us hold tight to the promise that we are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
Jesus said, “The Son can do nothing by himself…” (John 5:19) Indeed, we can do nothing by ourselves.
Let us LOOK TO GOD in all circumstances so that we may receive from Him and give all that He wants to give to the world around us. Amen!
We are jars of clay but we have this treasure in us to show the world that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We may be hard pressed on every side, but we are not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. Thanks be to God!
Paul reassures us that our momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. What is seen is temporary but WHAT IS UNSEEN IS ETERNAL!
Give us eyes to see the eternal, Father God.
In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen!
Lam Yee Ling