I continue to benefit greatly from Dr. Sam Storms’ ministry. You cannot afford to miss this latest reflection on 2 Cor 4.1. You may have to register to get to it, but it’s well worth it. In case you don’t get to it, here’s a quote to contemplate:
If you should ever think that your position in the kingdom of God is a reward rather than a gift, there will be little to sustain you in seasons of hardship and anguish. Only so far as you confess that although you deserved eternal death you instead received eternal life will you find power to persevere.
And the thunder rolls.