2 Corinthians 3:6, 15-18 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… Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

My hair stands on end when I read each new chapter in this letter of Paul because of how clearly the wisdom of God is shown to us through it. Paul was but a broken person transformed by the Holy Spirit that spoke God’s words through him and I hope we do not worship Paul but rather worship the one Paul glorified, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. As you read this passage above, I hope you ask the questions, what is this letter that kills and what freedom do we actually gain?

The Israelites were give the 10 commandments by God and it was impossible for anyone then and even today to fulfill these commandments and meet God’s basic requirement for righteousness because of our carnal sinful nature. This law was given new life through Christ because through His death, we now have a secure hope of being found righteous in God’s eyes and are not held back by trying to fulfill the law. We are filled with the Holy Spirit when we turn to the Lord and are freed from the captivity of sin, being now transformed by the Holy Spirit into the likeness of Jesus Christ so that we can live forever in His presence glorifying Him with our all. We are purposed to showcase God’s glory in us to give hope to the lost and to transform humanity from the captivity of sin to an eternal freedom in Christ!

In His Loving Service,
ServantBoy

Galatians 5:13 For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Comments
  1. blesseddad says:

    Wow Vineet,
    Very Deep, very Powerful. Can you imagine trying to have the hope of heaven living under the old law, without the Grace of Christ’s blood, the gift of the Holy Spirit? Many do.
    God Bless, and have a great weekend
    Jim

    • ServantBoy says:

      Jim,
      You asked the right question that I wish I had asked myself sooner in life than I did. The reality of life without the grace of Christ’s blood is that we are dead and entrenched in the consuming fire of sin. Thank you for you kind and wise words.
      Blessings,
      Vineet

  2. Thank you for leading us in His word today, in which we rejoice in our salvation and the freedom we have in Him! Blessings! deb

    • ServantBoy says:

      Debbie,
      Thank you for being such a wonderful encourager and I pray that God continues to bless your wonderful ministry of the Word and gives you the more grace that you may live for His glory alone.
      Blessings,
      Vineet

  3. Vineet,

    Hence, I rest in the Hope that is found only in the gift of freedom in Christ. I thank God that I no longer have to look at the Law as my standard…but by His grace…I stand now and through eternity as one who is righteous and seen as righteous through the blood of the Lamb. Let us thank God for Jesus His Son, our Lord and brother!

    Blessings,

    Gladwell

    • ServantBoy says:

      Gladwell,
      Imagine calling ourselves righteous before God. An unthinkable thought before Christ but yes, through Christ’s sacrifice on the cross 2,000 years before, we are now washed clean and called righteous through our acceptance of Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Thank you for reminding us about the grace of God which is so vital to our new lives.
      Blessings to you and yours,
      Vineet

  4. blesseddad says:

    Hello Vineet,
    You doing okay Bro, I am sure you are having a very busy week. I pray this finds you all well and okay. If there is a prayer need I would love to help. You are in my prayers twice daily anyway. God Bless
    Jim

    • ServantBoy says:

      Jim,
      Thank you for that message. It just lifted my spirits to know that there are real people out there who care and I thank you for your love and concern. My wife and I are in the middle of deciding whether to buy a home or not and that has taken up much time. We are now at peace about it and waiting on the Lord for the right home at the right price in the right neighborhood, etc. Also, I am a photographer on the side and I had an assignment to send out to a magazine for publication which took some time. I hope now I can sincerely dedicate time and effort to God’s work. Hope you and your family are well and I certainly pray for you too.
      Blessings,
      Vineet

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