August 30

2 Cor 4:1-12

Therefore seeing we have this ministry, even as we obtained mercy, we donít faint. But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by the manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every manís conscience in the sight of God. Even if our Good News is veiled, it is veiled in those who perish; in whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the Good News of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not dawn on them. For we donít preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesusí sake; seeing it is God who said, ďLight will shine out of darkness,Ē who has shone in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

But we have this treasure in clay vessels, that the exceeding greatness of the power may be of God, and not from ourselves. We are pressed on every side, yet not crushed; perplexed, yet not to despair; pursued, yet not forsaken; struck down, yet not destroyed; always carrying in the body the putting to death of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesusí sake, that the life also of Jesus may be revealed in our mortal flesh. So then death works in us, but life in you.