Bible: 2 Corinthians 3:4-12
3:4 Now we have such confidence in God through Christ. 3:5 Not that we are adequate 1 in ourselves to consider anything as if it were coming from ourselves, but our adequacy 2 is from God, 3:6 who made us adequate 3 to be servants of a new covenant 4 not based on the letter but on the Spirit, for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
The Greater Glory of the Spirit’s Ministry
3:7 But if the ministry that produced death – carved in letters on stone tablets 5 – came with glory, so that the Israelites 6 could not keep their eyes fixed on the face of Moses because of the glory of his face 7 (a glory 8 which was made ineffective), 9 3:8 how much more glorious will the ministry of the Spirit be? 10 3:9 For if there was glory in the ministry that produced condemnation, 11 how much more does the ministry that produces righteousness 12 excel 13 in glory! 3:10 For indeed, what had been glorious now 14 has no glory because of the tremendously greater glory of what replaced it. 15 3:11 For if what was made ineffective 16 came with 17 glory, how much more has what remains 18 come in glory! 3:12 Therefore, since we have such a hope, we behave with great boldness, 19