2 Corinthians 4:2 Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:2
Paul had just talked about having a ministry that has greater glory than what Moses had. With this ministry, he now states that he has renounced, done away with, all deception or distortion of God’s word. He tells the gospel message plainly for everyone to understand without using any gimmicks. He was willing to let anyone check him out for any possible false-hood.
Very often, it can be seen with ministers of the gospel using tricks to get people to hear the gospel message. They will change up the words that are spoken in order to draw people in to hear about Jesus.
Things are posted all over Facebook about if you want to be blessed, share this. Or if you love Jesus, like this and share. On television there is often speakers ask you to buy something or give something in order to receive God’s blessings.
In churches, many times the messages are watered down to draw more in. Or they set up fancy coffee shops to draw people.
Jesus said if He is lifted up, He will draw all men to Him.
How are you presenting Jesus to the world? Are you trying to trick them into believing in Jesus?
Or are you revealing the Jesus in the gospels?
If you were to go to court for what you teach and speak, would it reveal that you are speaking what the gospel message in the Bible says? Or would it reveal ways of this world?
You are to allow yourself to be an open book to the world. Your life should be revealing Jesus in truth and love. There should be no deception at all. Do not distort God’s word in any way in your life. Let only the light of Jesus to shine out in your life.
I pray today that you will know the truth found in God’s word; that you will speak the gospel message in truth and sincerity; that you will have an open conscience for all to see; that Jesus would be revealed in and through you; and that many will come to Jesus through your words.