Re:Verse reading–2 Corinthians 4 (day one)
“We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed. . .always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus. . . So death works in us, but life (works) in you.”–v 8, 10-12.
Ministry in the 1st century was hard. Still is. A great price is required for those who would serve the Lord.
Remember the old road signs? A crew of workers on a street project. A sign posted as you approached, “Men at work”.
In 2 Corinthians 4, Paul makes a similar declaration. Death IS at work. Still. Physical and spiritual. Servants of the Lord encounter opposition and spiritual pressure. It will cost you to “carry” (in your own experience and story) the dying of Jesus.
But, you will also witness the victory of Jesus! Through your witness, you will see (eyes of faith ) people lifted to life through faith in Christ.
Death is at work. So is LIFE. The Lord was good with this arrangement. You?