Bible Bites

Bible Bites

Words Are Windows

“But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, ‘I believed, therefore I spoke,’ we also believe, therefore we also speak.” (2 Corinthians 4:13)

            Jesus said that our words originate in our hearts (see Luke 6:45).  Our words are windows into our souls.  We say things based upon our convictions and values.  Paul preached Jesus because he had conviction that Jesus was and is the Son of God.  When we believe something like that, we can’t help but say something about it.

            A spirit of faith in Jesus involves a voice that speaks of Jesus.  What we believe is heard in what we say, and often, how we say it.  The content and the tone are dictated by the measure of our faith.  May we all be known as those who speak our faith in Him at all times and in front of all audiences.  May our words be as unwavering as our conviction.

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Today’s Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:7-18

Questions to ask:

  1. How is Paul feeling as he writes today’s passage? What is his mood?
  2. What are the central themes in Paul’s preaching and teaching which are being emphasized, or how are the central themes in this epistle being emphasized in today’s reading?
  3. How does our reading show Paul’s people skills, especially how he handles conflict?
  4. What in this passage would change the lives of the believer(s) being addressed? How does it make me a better disciple?
  5. How does this show the “good news” of the gospel? How can I share that with someone else?

This year, #Biblebites are following the life and writings of Paul.  If you would like a copy of the reading schedule, you can view it here: