2 Corinthians 4:4–11
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5 For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 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 alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. (2 Corinthians 4:4–11, NIV)
Where do you keep your treasure? Probably not a clay jar, yet God uses us, weak vessels that we are, for his glory.
Why do you think it so difficult for unbelievers to understand the good news of Jesus, especially when it seems to obvious to those who do believe?
In what ways have you seen God’s power do things in your life–through you–that you know could never have been done if it had just been your own power at work?
How does your life demonstrate Jesus Christ?