Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
—2 Corinthians 4:1-6
by: Chris Galarneau.
The Gospel—the good news we have—is the message that Paul and the other Apostles preached. It is the same Gospel we preach today to a dying world. Like Paul, we do not deal in hidden truth or deception—the Gospel is plain and its truth is for all people. Though the world is blinded by Satan and their own sinful nature, the Gospel is a light that can cut through all the present darkness and touch men’s souls! We know that it is not our work but God’s work that does this. We are called to faithfully walk in the Gospel and share it with others. How will you shine the Gospel out in your life today?