Tuesday, March 20, 2012
What message is playing in your head today? What message is being sent from you to people today? This is just a little checkup to help you see what influence you’re under: the law that measures and kills, or the Spirit that births life and gives righteousness? Each will produce something in you, and each will produce something through you. You’ll feel it, and those around you will too.
One message is dark and ominous—to you and to those around you—and the other is light and hopeful. If you’re under the former, it’s not natural for you, so think of the gospel and offer yourself to the Spirit. He will free you and produce the fruit of Life.
“He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, fading though it was, will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious? If the ministry that condemns men is glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness! For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory.” 2 Corinthians 3:6-10