dying, that they may live

Oct 2017 (11)

devotional post # 2166

2 Corinthians 4:10-12

2Co 4:10 always carrying around within the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus also may be revealed within our body.
2Co 4:11 Because we who live are constantly being delivered over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be revealed within our mortal flesh.
2Co 4: 12 So death is working within us, but it means life in you.

dying, that they may live

Paul has developed an interesting perspective on his team’s tough times. He sees the troubles and difficulties they have faced as a display of the death of Jesus. It is as if they wake each day destined for the chopping block. But they also demonstrate the life that Jesus offers, so people wanting eternal life in Jesus are not turned off by the suffering these evangelists experience. The team suffers, so that others might live.

LORD, make our suffering count. Lead others to you by the hope we display in spite of our tough times.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jeff is a Christian missionary.
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