- Invite God to open your heart and mind to His Word.
- Read the passage below (2 Corinthians 4) at least once.
5 For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
- Carefully consider and answer these questions about the passage:oPaul writes that he proclaims Jesus as Lord rather than promoting himself. In the church at Corinth, there were many people who claimed to be followers of one minister (e.g., Apollos, Cephas) or another. Some even claimed to be uniquely followers of Christ (see 1 Corinthians 1:10-13). How might we be in danger in Belize of promoting ourselves rather than Jesus?
- Paul describes his role as a servant “for Jesus sake.” What are some qualities and actions that define what it means to be a servant?
- Consider Paul’s lengthy description of what God has shone into our hearts: “the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” How would you paraphrase what Paul is trying to communicate here?
- Prayerfully write down what you found meaningful in this passage.