Living Letter of Christ: 2 Corinthians 3:3

3 You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.

2 Corinthians 3:3 (NIV)

Paul is explaining to the people of Corinth; he was just the messenger that delivered the gospel of Christ to them. Through their faith, they became living letters, letters written by the Holy Spirit on their hearts. The indwelling Holy Spirit converts and humbles our hearts filling us with the love of Christ. Now the wonder and power of God are written by the Holy Spirit in our hearts, not on tablets of stone on Mount Sinai. We become a living letter of Christ, ambassadors of love and truth to those who do not know Jesus.

Your very lives are a letter that anyone can read by just looking at you. Christ himself wrote it—not with ink, but with God’s living Spirit; not chiseled into stone, but carved into human lives—and we publish it.

2 Corinthians 3:3 (MSG)

Are you a living letter for Christ? Have you opened your heart to the Holy Spirit? Have you accepted the truth of the gospel and have it written in your heart?

Prayer; Our Heavenly Father, we thank you for your compassion, grace, and love. Teach us to open our hearts to the Holy Spirits’ direction. Let the Holy Spirit transform us, guide us, and write on our hearts, Your truth. Like azaleas grow and flourish with blossoms, teach us to grow in Your Word and our hearts to blossom and become a living letter from Christ. Amen

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7 thoughts on “Living Letter of Christ: 2 Corinthians 3:3

  1. We are a living letter of Christ, ambassadors for Him- this always blows my mind a bit and also makes me think about how I am reflecting him in my day to day. I pray that as I remember these words from scripture and the truth to it, I will hold these words close to my heart so that they will better enable me to reflect Christ.
    A great word to start the week.
    Blessings Jeanne 💙🌺🤗

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    1. Manu, I agree being a living letter of Christ is a lofty title to live up to. Luckily we have the Holy Spirit guiding us and directing us. We just need to listen for the Spirit’s promptings. It is always great to hear from you!! Have a wonderful week! Blessings! 💗🌷🌺

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  2. Thanks Jeanne. We are to remember that our lives are a living letter to those around. We need the Holy Spirit’s power daily to show the love of Jesus to those around us. Blessings! 💕🤗

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    1. Dawn, I agree as Christians, we need to be a living letter of Christ. Listening to the Holy Spirit’s prompting and always; reflecting Christ’s love and teachings. It is great to hear from you! Have a great week! Blessings! 💗🌼🌺

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  3. I love that verse. It’s so beautifully put. It reminds me of something I heard at church. Andrew and I went up to the local Anglican church for a service one Sunday. We’re not Anglican so it was quite interesting. But there were things that spoke to me and the sermon was lovely. It was about Jesus being the bread of life and how we become the bread to others. I like that. We are letters and bread. It’s good to share Jesus with others through love and a life lived for Him.

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    1. Hi Tina, It is interesting to visit different churches. When we are on vacation, we like to visit local churches. Visiting older churches with lots of stained glass windows and beautiful architecture is a special treat. It is wonderful when the sermon is special, something to remember. I like your tie-in of sharing Jesus by being the bread to being a letter for Christ. It is always wonderful to hear from you! ❤️🍁🌼🌺

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