“Our Sufficiency is From Christ”
Humans have talents and it can be easy to accept praise for what we do and forget where the talent we have comes from.
Please read the following verses.
1 Do we begin again to commend ourselves? Or do we need, as some others, epistles of commendation to you or letters of commendation from you?
2 You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men;
3 clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart.
The Spirit, Not the Letter
4 And we have such trust through Christ toward God.
5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God,
6 who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
The Holy Spirit lets us know in this passage that any good thing we can do comes from the Lord Himself.
So instead of making our lives be all about us, may any good thing we do be credited to Christ.
May all the good that comes from us point others towards Christ.
Remember, we are His ambassadors. Ponder the truths of this passage.
20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. 21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. NKJV