Thursday, March 6, 2008

A Letter of Christ

[A]nd you show that you are a letter of Christ, prepared by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
-- 2 Corinthians 3:3

I love that. "Show that you are a letter of Christ." Like walking, breathing epistles -- emissaries under Christ's Lordship, ambassadors for Christ's kingdom -- we testify with our very lives to the good news of Jesus. This isn't just a relaying of information; it is a subsisting on revelation. It's carrying the Spirit-illumined Word of God in our blood, in our marrow.

They are not just idle words for you -- they are your life. By them you will live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.
-- Deuteronomy 32:47

I am in constant need of repenting of using God's Word and returning to being used by it. I try too often to live by bread alone.

In my heart of hearts, however, I want to stop using Jesus, appropriating Scripture, and doing church and begin trusting Jesus, living Scripture, and being the Church.
I want to be a letter of Christ.

1 comment:

Brian in Fresno said...

Jared, you are, again, speaking for me. Thank you for this great post. Still praying for you.