Notes on the Greek New Testament
Tuesday 30 August
Today's Reading - 2 Corinthians 4:1-15
These daily readings will take you through the New Testament in a year -
see the Reading Plan.
Quote for the Week
"'Going to heaven' isn't really good enough as a description of the Christian hope... I outlined in my big book The Resurrection of the Son of God and the more popular Surprised by Hope [that] 'New heavens and new earth' is what we are promised – and God has already launched that project with Jesus. God's kingdom isn't 'from' this world, but it is certainly for this world. Our ultimate hope is to be raised from the dead to share in the running of God's new creation. And all that we do by way of Christian, Spirit-led work in the present is a genuine foretaste of that. When we work for the poor, or for the victims of a disaster, or whatever, we are not oiling the wheels of a machine that will then drive over a cliff. We are not 'building the kingdom' by our own efforts. Only God does that. But we are building for the kingdom. And that has to be done ... in very practical ways at the local level."
Tom Wright, Foreward to Tom Wright for Everyone by Stephen Kuhrt (London: SPCK, 2011), pp. xii-xiii