August 30

Job 34:1-36:33
2 Corinthians 4:1-12
Psalm 44:1-8
Proverbs 22:10-12

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New Testament:
2 Corinthians 4:1-12

Summary: The Light of the Gospel, Treasure in Jars of Clay


Jars of Clay

Jars of Clay


But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. ~ 2 Corinthians 4:2-3


The graphic I made for today’s bible reading is how I see people who don’t know Jesus Christ. Some say they are Christians and some just don’t care and are oblivious to what life is all about. Some say the Bible just doesn’t make sense to them, others think it is a fairy tale, but the truth is unless you ask the Arthur of the Bible what it is all about you will never understand it, nor will you ever get to know Jesus. Oh, yes getting to know Jesus is most important as it is He who says to people who think they are Christians and those who don’t care: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’ ~ Matthew 7:21-23

So please get to know Him and look forward to spending eternity with Him and the family of God.


God caused his law to be great and wonderful. However, many people still refused to believe him and they would not obey his commands. It was as if something covered their eyes. They were unable to see (understand) the message that God had given to them*. 


The gospel is the message that, because of Christ’s death, God can forgive our evil deeds*. It is even more great and wonderful than God’s law*. Christ himself, God’s Son, brought that message to us; Christ himself died to save us*.


We might expect that everyone would gladly receive such a wonderful message of God’s love to us. There seems no proper reason to refuse God’s offer to forgive our evil deeds. However, very many people not merely refuse it; they actually hate the gospel.


Clearly, we cannot blame God for that. He has made his gospel so easy to understand that even a child can accept it*. Paul too was careful to explain God’s message in the simplest possible manner*.


Paul said that ‘the god of this world’ was responsible for this problem. He means the devil; the devil is the god whom most people serve in the present age. In other words, people believe the devil’s messages and they refuse to believe God’s message. So, they are acting as if the devil is their god.


They have given the devil control over their lives. The devil uses that power to hide God’s wonderful message, the gospel, from them. However, their situation is not yet hopeless. At the present time, God still urges them to turn to him*. If they do that, he will help them*. He will change their lives completely*. Then they will see, and know, how wonderful the gospel really is.



not walking in craftiness; they used no sly and artful methods to please men, to gain applause from them, or make merchandise of them; they did not lie in wait to deceive, watching an opportunity to work upon credulous and incautious minds; they did not, by good words and fair speeches, deceive the hearts of the simple; nor put on different forms, or make different appearances, in order to suit themselves to the different tempers and tastes of men, as did the false apostles:


not handling the word of God deceitfully. They did not corrupt it with human doctrines, or mix and blend it with philosophy, and vain deceit; they did not wrest the Scriptures to serve any carnal or worldly purpose; nor did they accommodate them to the lusts and passions of men; or conceal any part of truth, or keep back any thing which might be profitable to the churches:

~ John Gill


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 2 Corinthians 4:1-6


Truth for Life - Alistair Begg



Dr. J. Vernon McGee - Thru the Bible

Dr. J. Vernon McGee – Thru the Bible


Acts – J Vernon Mcgee – Thru the Bible

2 Corinthians 03-04  –  Click Here




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