2 Corinthians 3:2 You yourselves are our letter of recommendation, written on our hearts, to be known and read by all.


Paul shares with the Corinthians that the proof of the legitimacy and authority of his ministry is the Corinthian church themselves.


A letter of recommendation is requested in order to give credibility to someone’s ability, talent or legitimacy. Some people seek out degrees, titles or certifications to legitimize their ministry. However the best proof of legitimacy for someone’s ministry is fruit. Some seek applause for their work in ministry. I say, let the applause for my labor be found in the obedience of generations to come.


Father may I never seek for anything to legitimize the ministry you have called me to but the fruit of the labor you have empowered me to do.