In the midst of searching for the “perfect” Christmas gift it is important that only one Gift was truly needed.
Now, that the Corinthians understand the source of Paul’s boldness and confidence, he now moves to the question of how do we harmonize the never-ending threat of death facing Paul with the ministry of the Spirit?
Paul does not lose heart even in the midst of sufferings and conflicts for he knows that as a minister of the New Covenant his success is guaranteed!
In 2 Corinthians Chapter 3 we find the he glorious ministry of the Spirit is Paul’s confidence and reason for his boldness. Paul’s legitimacy is based on his being a minister of the New Covenant.
The Corinthians are Paul’s proof of God’s hand on his ministry. They are impressed on Paul’s heart and mind. They cannot question his legitimacy without bringing into question their own.