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 

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