The Letters 9.11.17

“Clearly, you are a letter from Christ showing the result of our ministry among you. This “letter” is written not with pen and ink, but with the Spirit of the living God. It is carved not on tablets of stone, but on human hearts.” 2 Corinthians 3:3

Over the centuries, wonderful Christian authors have been pouring truth into the written word. We might even say they are called to tell others about Christ through their writing. But we can’t forget that all believers are called to be “epistles,” or letters of Christ, in the way we live. The apostle Paul tells us, “Clearly you are an epistle of Christ . . . written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God.”

e·pis·tle   [noun] A letter; or another literary work in the form of a letter or series of letters.

Certainly Paul does not mean we are actually pieces of paper upon which God’s message has been written. But as living “letters” we can illustrate how Jesus Christ makes a difference in how we treat others and strive to live with integrity.

Few will have the influence that Paul did, but we are all called to bring glory to the One who loves us and has redeemed us!

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