A Clay Jar

Encouraging, comforting, and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. (1 Thess. 2:12 NIV)

2 Corinthians

This is a collection of devotional posts from the book of 2 Corinthians. They are sorted according to when they were written, with the most recent first. To see them in their biblical order, select them from the menu.

Pray for others

Pray for Others – 2 Corinthians 1:10-11

Published:

Updated:

When I can help another believer in their service to God, I should do so. And one way I can always help is to pray for them.

The Work of God in Our Salvation

The Work of God in Our Salvation – 2 Corinthians 1:21-22

Published:

Updated:

My salvation is fully the work of God. He calls me to come along side him in the transformation. But it is his work from start to finish.

outwitting Satan

Outwitting Satan – 2 Corinthians 2:10-11

Published:

Updated:

Forgiveness is commanded by Christ. And the lack of forgiveness can become a tool in Satan's hands to hinder our effectiveness.

Captives in Christ's Triumphal Procession

Captives in Christ’s Triumphal Procession – 2 Corinthians 2:14

Published:

Updated:

To be a captive in Christ's triumphal parade takes the focus off of self and onto Christ where it belongs. He is everything. I am nothing.

our competence comes from God

Our Competence Comes from God – 2 Corinthians 3:4-6

Published:

Updated:

Any competence I have in serving God comes from him. He has called each of us into his service and equipped us for that service.

transformed into his image

Transformed Into His Image – 2 Corinthians 3:18

Published:

Updated:

We were created in the image of God, an image now tarnished. But when we spend time with Christ we will be transformed back into his image.

a fragile clay jar

Treasure in a Clay Jar – 2 Corinthians 4:5-11

Published:

Updated:

2 Corinthians 4:5-11 provides the basis for the title of this blog. I am a simple clay jar, nothing special or extra-ordinary about me. Yet God has put within that clay jar a treasure. That treasure is "the knowledge of God's glory displayed in the face of Christ".

Living Like A Clay Jar – 2 Corinthians 4:5-7

Published:

Updated:

A clay jar is plain and fragile. But, like a clay jar filled with the treasure of God, we can be used by God to accomplish great things.

Not Discouraged by Rejection

Not Discouraged by Rejection – 2 Corinthians 4:8-9

Published:

Updated:

Not everyone we encounter will embrace our faith in Christ. Many will reject us. Don't be discouraged by rejection. Entrust yourself to God.

Confidence in Our Great Hope

Confidence in Our Great Hope – 2 Corinthians 4:13-14

Published:

Updated:

As followers of Jesus, we believe that the one who raised Jesus to life will also raise us. And we put our confidence in that great hope.

Don't become discouraged

Do Not Become Discouraged – 2 Corinthians 4:16

Published:

Updated:

When life is hard, or when it seems like nothing you do matters, don't become discouraged. Continue to faithfully serve the Lord.

From Earthly Tent to Eternal House

From Earthly Tent to Eternal House – 2 Corinthians 5:1

Published:

Updated:

This is such a wonderful hope. To move from the earthly tent we live in now, and into the eternal house that God has prepared for us.

123 Next