We have this kind of confidence toward God through Christ:
References for 2 Corinthians 3:4
not that we are competent in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our competence is from God.
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He has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter, but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit produces life.