Ponder each verse, each word; transforming power fills them. As a building is to a tent, so is our future body compared with our present one. Feel the intensity of Paul’s longing for salvation for his beloved Corinthians. Sense the joy he has in Christ who has won the gift of reconciliation with the Living God. What no one, however good, could bring about, Jesus has done and has given the Holy Spirit as the guarantee that we are now right with God. All that needs to happen is to allow Jesus to live inside you making your body—your tent—the dwelling place of God. You become the space of heaven now, and a body in glory is promised.
You will not hear verse 7 from the bombarding media! Etch it upon your heart. Walk by faith today.
Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer from today’s reading:
Love of Christ urging me on v.14
For more information about this creative way to pray, see Bible Breaths.
This is the fifth of thirteen weeks in the season of Pentecost, Year B.
Thursdays are dedicated to the New Testament, except the Gospels.
In this season we read 2 Corinthians.
Beginning Sunday, July 8th, the Firestarters from the new edition of
The Bible Through the Seasons for families will be posted daily.