Embrace Your Weaknesses–Following Jesus and Paul

Posted: October 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

weak-and-strongHow often we feel as if we must be  strong. Physically, emotionally, and even intellectually strong! Yet, Jesus became weak that God might be glorified (2 Cor 13:4; Phil 2:1-11). Likewise, Paul boasts in his weaknesses that God might receive the praise (2 Cor 12:1-10). Let us not boast in ourselves but in our weaknesses so that the God of power and strength would receive the honor for all he does in and through us.

“To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Cor 12:7-10, NIV)

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