Posted in Hiding His Word

Behold, God is Great

Job 34:1–36:33; 2 Corinthians 4:1-12; Psalm 44:1-8; Proverbs 22:10-12

Behold, God is Great
Behold, God is great, and we know him not, Neither can the number of his years be searched out
. – Job 36:26

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Renounce the Hidden Things
Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; but have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
– 2 Corinthians 4:1-2

Renounce – to give up or put aside voluntarily; to give up by formal declaration

What “HIDDEN THINGS” are we to renounce?
– DISHONESTY,
– CRAFTINESS (skillful in underhand or evil schemes; cunning, deceitful, sly)
– HANDLING THE WORD OF GOD DECEITFULLY

If Our Gospel Be Hid
But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. – 2 Corinthians 4:3-4

We Preach Christ Jesus the Lord
For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 4:5-6

Treasure in Earthen Vessels
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. –
2 Corinthians 4:7-10

Delivered Unto Death for Jesus’ Sake
For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. So then death worketh in us, but life in you. – 2 Corinthians 4:11-12

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In God We Boast
In God we boast all the day long, And praise thy name for ever. Selah.
– Psalm 44:8

Cast Out the Scorner
Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; Yea, strife and reproach shall cease.
– Proverbs 22:10

Scorn – to mock, jeer; to reject, refuse, or ignore with contempt or disdain; open and unqualified contempt

 

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