4 Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. 5 Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, 6 who has made us sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
4:1 Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart.
7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.
15 For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.
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