In this sermon, Roger Salter examines 2 Corinthians 3:4-9, addressing human authority and competence given by the Holy Spirit.
“Marked characteristics of a person before conversion can be sanctified for the use of the Lord. Paul’s susceptibility to boast in himself was altered to a tendency to boast in the Lord. He resists the inclination to pride by constantly referring over and over again to boasting in the Lord as if to compensate, by grace, for a natural leaning toward conceitedness (2 Corinthians 12:7). There is to be no glorification of man in the ministry of the gospel whoever it might be that exercises it (ordained or lay, publicly or in private). Enabling must be wholly and solely provided by God so that no man may boast.”