Daily Devotion for February 3, 2017
'2 Corinthians Reminders: for Believers...THINK ON, APPLY, and LIVE these truths, Beloved!'
We can say with confidence and a clear conscience that we have lived with a God-given holiness and sincerity in all our dealings. We have depended on God’s grace, not on our own human wisdom. That is how we have conducted ourselves before the world, and especially toward you. Our (communications) have been straightforward, and there is nothing written between the lines... (2 Corinthians 1:12-13 NLT)
It is God who enables us, along with you, to STAND FIRM for Christ. He has commissioned us, and He has identified us as his own by placing the Holy Spirit in our hearts as the first installment that guarantees everything He has promised us. (2 Corinthians 1:21-22)
For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is FREEDOM. So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into His glorious image. (2 Corinthians 3:17-18)
Thank God! He has made us His captives and continues to lead us along in Christ’s triumphal procession. Now He uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume. Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God. But this fragrance is perceived differently by those who are being saved and by those who are perishing. To those who are perishing, we are a dreadful smell of death and doom. But to those who are being saved, we are a life-giving perfume. And who is adequate for such a task as this?
...We preach the Word of God with sincerity and with Christ’s authority, knowing that God is watching us.
(2 Corinthians 2:14-16, 17b)
Lord Jesus: help each Believer reading this THINK ON, APPLY, and increasingly LIVE these truths!
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