“Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;”
King James Version (KJV)
4:1 Therefore having this ministry - Spoken of, #2Cor 3:6|. As we have received mercy - Have been mercifully supported in all our trials. We faint not - We desist not in any degree from our glorious enterprise.
2Co 4:1 Glory Through Suffering SUMMARY OF II CORINTHIANS 4: Paul's Sincerity and Earnestness in the Ministry. The Eyes of Some Blinded by the God of the World. Troubles and Persecution Redound to the Glory of God. Paul's Sufferings for the Gospel's Sake. Exposed to Death in Order to Carry Life. The Present Affliction Working Glory. The Unseen Things Eternal. Seeing we have this ministry. The ministry of the Spirit and of Life; of the new covenant, described in the preceding chapter. As we have received mercy, we faint not. Although Paul was a persecutor, Christ had mercy on him and called him to the ministry. Hence, he was under obligations to "faint not", though meeting trouble and persecution.