For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. (2 Corinthians 4:6–7)
The same power that spoke light into the new creation speaks light and life into the hearts of each new creation in Christ. In the creation of the physical cosmos, God’s own voice speaks. Today, God continues to speak in a variety of ways, including His own voice, but He primarily speaks through His Word. Here, God is speaking through a person, Paul, a human agent in His re-creation plan.
Paul writes about the “treasure” that every believer possesses; it is “the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.” Our bodies are only the vessel.
“A vessel’s worth comes from what it holds, not from what it is” (Kraftchick). Within every believer is the very magnificence of the transforming power of the Gospel. Our bodies may be tired and weary, but what they hold is a treasure that far surpasses anything in the material world.
What’s missing in our day is not the knowledge of God but the power of God. Ask God to reveal His death-defying resurrection power in you and through you.
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