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The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians
Chapter 4

Hidden Treasure Bible Verses

Hidden Treasure in the Bible

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The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians
Chapter 4

Hidden Treasure Bible Verses Quest
Hidden Treasure in the Bible Adventure

It's a pleasure to have you back once again to share another slice of God's Word here at Daily Bread. Last time we studied, Paul was explaining about the symbolism of the veil which Moses wore. The children of Israel couldn't look at Moses' face because it was so brilliant after he saw the glory of the Lord.

Don't forget there was also a veil in the Tabernacle that divided the most holy place where the mercy seat stood (upon which the Lord's presence was), from the holy place of the Tabernacle. So you can see that the veil(s) in the Old Testament are symbolic of the separation between God and man, but with the New Testament, the veil is removed when we believe (and we see the glory of the Lord) and become face to face with Jesus.

Now, the devil, working through somebody in Corinth, had accused Paul of various different things. So far we've heard about three things that Paul has defended himself against: He talks about using "lightness" (2 Corinthians 1:17) or easily changes his mind about things, being a control freak (2 Corinthians 1:24) or being dominating, and of being uppity or conceited (2 Corinthians 3:5).

Hidden Treasure Bible Verses Truth
Hidden Treasure in the Bible Facts

You can really look at much of what Paul writes in this letter as in defense of himself and Timothy, or you can look at it as a guideline for us as disciples of Christ. As a Christian, haven't you been accused of such things? If not, expect to be. Jesus said that people will even persecute you, believing that they're doing it for God's sake (John 16:2). And this was also a prophecy spoken of by David in Psalms 35:19 and Psalms 69:4.

Hidden Treasure Bible Verses Study
Hidden Treasure in the Bible Hope

Paul's message, in many beautiful words, is, It's not about us, and we don't try and make it to be. We're just dust walking around, and anyone can see, that the light in our hearts, comes from God, not from anything we've done, do, or will ever do. And here's what you can expect when you accept God's treasure, God's light, in your heart:

2 Corinthians 4:8-9

8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest [real] in our body.

Not what you expected? Being troubled, perplexed, persecuted, cast down, always carrying around the memory of Jesus' death in your heart ... Wasn't what you had in mind when you signed up to be a Christian? Now focus on the results of each of these things. We're not distressed, not in despair, not forsaken, not destroyed and the life of Jesus will be made real in us!

Hidden Treasure Bible Verses Promise
Hidden Treasure in the Bible Gift

In this life, we are always in danger of death for Jesus' sake so that His life can be seen in ours ... We represent Him!

Paul then quotes a Psalm of David:

Psalms 116:10

I believed, therefore have I spoken ...

And Paul's explanation goes like this:

2 Corinthians 4:13-14

13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.

And that's the whole purpose, isn't it? That's the promise of the New Testament of God. Maybe what Paul is saying here, is, I don't care what people say about me, they can say all they want, I'm not going to stop. I'm going to press on and serve my Lord. These little problems are nothing to me. My goal is to increase the treasure, the light, that the Lord has put in my heart. I'm going to live and die and live again, like Him.

2 Corinthians 4:15-18

15 For all things are for your sakes [for your good], that the abundant Grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound [add] to the glory of God.
16 For which cause we faint not [never tire]; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
17 For our light affliction [small troubles], which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
18 While we look not at the things which are seen [mortal], but at the things which are not seen [spiritual]: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Hidden Treasure Bible Verses Conclusion
Hidden Treasure in the Bible Summary

What was the reason again, why Paul says we don't grow weary? Well, it's because as Christians, we are servants of the Lord. We're the freaks that look forward to invisible stuff, and we're so impassioned by it, that we see things differently than others. So as Paul said, but in different words, Don't sweat the small stuff. I just saw something, as I was looking back through the verses of this chapter, and even though people are often criticized for taking things out of context, I think it's also an important part of Paul's message ... Add to the glory of God.

More to study, more to learn, more to share, more to add to your heart in the next Daily Bread. Come back and join in again soon! God bless.

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