Tasks for this week:

  1. Watch all three parts of  Are You in It to Win It?
  2. Complete daily Bible reading
  3. Memorize Romans 1:16-17 and 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

Week 43: Day 3

Please watch the second part of Are You in It to Win It?.

Today’s F260 Bible reading: 2 Corinthians 3-4

3:1 Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? We don’t need letters of recommendation to you or from you as some other people do, do we? 2You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone, 3revealing that you are a letter of Christ, delivered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on stone tablets but on tablets of human hearts. 4Now we have such confidence in God through Christ. 5Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as if it were coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God, 6who made us adequate to be servants of a new covenant not based on the letter but on the Spirit, for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 7But if the ministry that produced death—carved in letters on stone tablets—came with glory, so that the Israelites could not keep their eyes fixed on the face of Moses because of the glory of his face (a glory which was made ineffective), 8how much more glorious will the ministry of the Spirit be? 9For if there was glory in the ministry that produced condemnation, how much more does the ministry that produces righteousness excel in glory! 10For indeed, what had been glorious now has no glory because of the tremendously greater glory of what replaced it. 11For if what was made ineffective came with glory, how much more has what remains come in glory! 12Therefore, since we have such a hope, we behave with great boldness, 13and not like Moses who used to put a veil over his face to keep the Israelites from staring at the result of the glory that was made ineffective. 14But their minds were closed. For to this very day, the same veil remains when they hear the old covenant read. It has not been removed because only in Christ is it taken away. 15But until this very day whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their minds, 16but when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. 17Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is present, there is freedom. 18And we all, with unveiled faces reflecting the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another, which is from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 4:1 Therefore, since we have this ministry, just as God has shown us mercy, we do not become discouraged. 2But we have rejected shameful hidden deeds, not behaving with deceptiveness or distorting the word of God, but by open proclamation of the truth we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience before God. 3But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing, 4among whom the god of this age has blinded the minds of those who do not believe so they would not see the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God. 5For we do not proclaim ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. 6For God, who said “Let light shine out of darkness,” is the one who shined in our hearts to give us the light of the glorious knowledge of God in the face of Christ. 7But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that the extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. 8We are experiencing trouble on every side, but are not crushed; we are perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9we are persecuted, but not abandoned; we are knocked down, but not destroyed, 10always carrying around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our body. 11For we who are alive are constantly being handed over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our mortal body. 12As a result, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you. 13But since we have the same spirit of faith as that shown in what has been written, “I believed; therefore I spoke,” we also believe, therefore we also speak. 14We do so because we know that the one who raised up Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus and will bring us with you into his presence. 15For all these things are for your sake, so that the grace that is including more and more people may cause thanksgiving to increase to the glory of God. 16Therefore we do not despair, but even if our physical body is wearing away, our inner person is being renewed day by day. 17For our momentary, light suffering is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison 18because we are not looking at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen. For what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal. (NET Bible)

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