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2 Corinthians Outline
2 Corinthians 3:3

3 Since you are being manifested that you are a 1letter of Christ 2ministered by us, inscribed not with ink but 3with the aSpirit of the bliving God; not in ctablets of stone but in tablets of 4dhearts of flesh.


32 I.e., written by the ministry of the apostles. The apostles were filled with Christ, so that their ministry spontaneously ministered Christ to those whom they contacted, inscribing Christ in their hearts and making them living letters that conveyed Christ. That the letters were inscribed both in the apostles' hearts (v. 2) and in the believers' hearts (v. 3) shows that the proper new covenant ministry, described in this book, always writes something both in the hearts of those who receive the ministry and in the hearts of those who minister. This kind of ministry is in the way of life, with the life-giving Spirit as the essence of the writing (see v. 6 and note 33).