Saturday, August 15, 2009

God's Grace is Sufficient!

We all, as Christians, have those seasons where we feel our weakness keenly. Whether it's distress, fierce temptations, physical ailments, persecution, you fill in the blank, we cry out like Paul and ask God to take it away. But have we learned yet to rejoice in these things, as Paul learned to do, as they are platforms for Christ to become more glorious and precious to us? What Satan means for evil, God means for our good, and as painful as it may be, part of that good is making us humble like Christ. Very convicting and comforting sermon!

2 Cor. 12:7-10
7 Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me--to keep me from exalting myself!
8 Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me.
9 And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness " Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
10 Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.


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