2 Corinthians 3:1 Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, like some people, letters of recommendation to you or from you? 2 You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody. 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. 4 Such confidence as this is ours through Christ before God.
So what do the people around you say about your spiritual resumé? Paul said, you yourselves are our letter, written on our hears, known and read by everybody. In other words, you are your mentor’s letter. It’s why it is important that you understand that you represent not only yourself but you represent your lineage, your Christ, your church and your church family.
Paul continues saying: You show that you are a letter from Christ. I don’t know about you but when I read that, I think, I am walking around daily being a letter from Christ, it makes me assess the things I do in a new way.
In my career I had to hire new employees. I read tons of resumés. Some were well written and showed the work ethic of a person by the length of time they’d been at a job, the positions they’d held and so on. Others showed me that they wouldn’t be with us long if we hired them. Still others showed me a lack of care and attention when the words were clearly misspelled. Some brought references without being asked while others acted like I was asking for their first born child.
So today, a brief and concise post. What does the resumé you have produced, say about Christ? Is it one of hypocrisy or of love? Is it one of patience and kindness or of anger and bitterness? Is it one of judgement and condemnation or one of hope? Is it one of a strong character and a person who keeps their word, or is it one of a flake? If someone were to look at your life and assess what Christ is like from your life, what do they think it says about Him?
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I would pray my resume’ showed a man growing in these things. I want to be an example of a sinful person becoming like Jesus, therefore I want both my sin and my righteousness to be displayed for all to see. In this way, it gives hope to those who might be watching my life to see if I match up to what I say I believe in Christ. What that means to me is: If Jesus can take this screwed up, proud, wholly selfish person and change them into something better, even by slow baby steps, what could He do with you?
My resume would look faulty to most human bosses looking to hire, but in Christ, my life is changing from glory to glory.