Day 240: Be An Epistle

CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan

Job 31:1-33:33

2 Corinthians 3:1-18

Psalm 43:1-5

Proverbs 22:8-9

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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:

“…clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart” (2 Cor 3:3). Paul wrote 13 epistles out of 27 books in the New Testament. All the epistles are exhibitions of Jesus Christ, demonstrating who He is and who we are meant to be in Him. In today’s reading, Paul instructs the church at Corinth not only to read God’s Word, but to be God’s Word. If someone who knows nothing about Jesus Christ looked at your life, would (s)he gain a better understanding of God’s Only Son? If someone who knows nothing about Jesus Christ looked at your life, would (s)he know what it means to be saved by grace and filled with God’s Holy Spirit? We are called to read the epistles; then we are called to become epistles. We are called to demonstrate the gospel in everything we think, say and do!

Prayer:

Father, I pray that my life would be an accurate representation of what it means to be a disciple! I pray that as I grow in years, I would grow in wisdom and understanding of who Jesus is and what His death on the Cross means for me. Help me to be an epistle!