The New Testament
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2 Corinthians 1:9

9 1Indeed we ourselves had the 2response of adeath in ourselves, that we should bnot base our cconfidence on ourselves but don 3God, who eraises the dead;


91 In this book the apostle is presented as a pattern of a person living Christ in five aspects for the church: (1) not basing his confidence on himself but on God, who raises the dead (v. 9), which includes related matters such as conducting himself in the world not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God (v. 12) and being one with the unchanging Christ of the faithful God (vv. 18-20); (2) being attached to Christ, anointed and sealed by His Spirit, and captured, subdued, and led by Him to scatter His savor (vv. 21-22; 2:14-16); (3) being sufficient of Christ as the spiritual alphabet to write living letters with the life-giving Spirit of the living God (3:3-6); (4) having the shining of the glory of the new covenant (3:7-11); and (5) being transformed into the image of the Lord from glory to glory, even as from the Lord Spirit, by beholding and reflecting like a mirror His glory with unveiled face (3:16-18).