Sunday, March 10, 2013

2 Corinthians 5:16-21 (Audio)

The Apostle Paul is still having difficulty with some people in the Corinthian church. There are those who try to undermine the authority and ministry that Paul had, and believed that adherence to the gospel message was not necessary.

Paul, however, chooses not to get into a war of words with them, as that would accomplish nothing. What he does however is draw them back to the gospel. When we are saved, he argues, we no longer see each other or Jesus in fleshly terms, but in spiritual terms. We are, as Paul says, a new creature. The old has passed away.

How often do we fail to see others with spiritual vision? Do we fully realize that Jesus came not to bring judgment, but the Kingdom of God, and He came to bring reconciliation between us and Him? Do we also realize that when we are made new, the former things that came to define our life are cast off, and are replaced with the newness of life that only God can bring?

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