2 Corinthians 3
3.6 The ESV translation choice of "competent" is new to me. I am not sure how competent I feel, but God is often good to fill in the gaps for me.
3.12 since we have this hope... How much of our timidity is a result of a weak hope?
2 Corinthians 4
4.6 Interesting how the act of creation is tied to that act of salvation. We should be careful about how we teach creation. I am trying to think if the day-age theory has any bearing on this verse.
4.18 things that are seen are transient... Just the opposite how it seems to be on this side of glory.
2 Corinthians 5
5.2-4 We always talk about being rid of this earthly body to be rid of our aches and pains, but that is not at all what Paul seems to be saying here.