The Essential 100 Day 92: 2 Corinthians 4,5 and 6:1-2: Treasure In Jars Of Clay

 

6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,  made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. 7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.11 For we who are aliveare always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body.12 So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you. 2 Corinthians 4:6-12

This is an awesome beautiful piece of scripture Paul writes here to the Corinthian church.  The light he is talking about here is the Holy Spirit light that we get when we start fresh with God.  I like how Paul calls this flesh of ours a jar of clay.  In essence that is exactly what we are, “dust you are and dust you shall return”, said God to Adam.  God intended from the start for us to be children of the light until Adam ate from the tree knowledge.  How does this light inside of us get out?  Paul gives us a list of bad things that can happen to us as we go through this life.  He even says we are given over to death.  What he is talking about here is that when we give of ourselves to others people who are wounded and need our help we are spreading life and light.  The light is released when you open your heart to someone in need.  If you think about it Easter is all about life from death, resurrection from the dead.  When someone needs a helping hand you are being Jesus to that person, you are being the child of the light God has intended for you to be.  So how does the light come out?  Through the love of God you give to someone who needs it.  It can take many forms, but know this it’s rewarding and addicting.  I would say it’s the best addiction you could ever have.  Keep spreading the light.

 

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