- Commentary: 2 CORINTHIANS 3 – COMMENTARY
2 Corinthians 3:4-6 (ESV)
4 Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. 5 Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, 6 who has made us sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
Reflection & Application
2 Corinthians 3:4-6
- In 2:16, after noting the life and death stakes involved in gospel ministry, Apostle Paul asked, “Who is sufficient for these things?” Here he gives the answer. What does this passage say regarding the true source of sufficiency? How do I view issues of competence, what I can claim for myself, and my sense of inadequacy regarding tasks God has given me?
- Have I accepted my identity as a minister of a new covenant?