The apostle Paul has been giving wonderful pictures of what it looks like to be a Christian. In the first six verses of 2 Corinthians 4, Paul has described Christians as those who are beholding the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ (3:18; 4:4; 4:6). Those who do not see the glory of the gospel of Jesus are the ones who are perishing (4:3). Therefore, Paul has declared that the gospel message that they are proclaiming, which was written down by the apostles and you hold in your hands today, is the means by which you are able to have God’s light shine in your hearts so that you can see the glory of God. This is why Paul does not lose heart. He has a magnificent ministry given to him by the grace of God (4:1). So what does this mean for us? How does beholding the light of the gospel of the glory of God change who we are and how we live?
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