Monday, December 16, 2013
2 Corinthians 4:3-6
And even if our gospel is veiled,
it is veiled to those who are perishing.
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers,
so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ,
who is the image of God.
For what we preach is not ourselves,
but Jesus Christ as Lord,
and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.
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.
The concept that God made the promise of life with Jesus available for all people but not everyone believes, is tough. Not everyone gets it. They don’t understand the gift being offered to them by God. It takes faith. It takes abandonment of old ideas. It takes letting go. It takes humility to admit our sin and need for a Savior.
There is a battle going on with Satan - the god of this age - that we cannot see. We have been given a beautiful gift of light. It’s deep inside us in the very depth of our soul and God does not want it to stay there. It is to shine out guiding those in the dark to the light of God.