Friday, April 14, 2017

The Promise Is: Perfect Strength

And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations,
 there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me,
 lest I should be exalted above measure.
 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice,
 that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, 
My grace is sufficient for thee: 
for my strength is made perfect in weakness. 
Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, 
that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 
Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: 
for when I am weak, then am I strong
~*~2 Corinthians 12:7-10~*~
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God has a vested interest in us being partakers in His holiness (Hebrews 12:10-11). When great spiritual giftings endanger us to pride, He lovingly chastens us for our profit. When He answers, "No." He also supplies grace for our joyful submission. When we become weak for His name's sake, He sends His power to rest upon us.

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