2 Corinthians 12:10 “For the sake of CHRIST, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For
when I am weak, then I am strong.”
Secured through Weakness!
LORD, thank YOU for granting us weakness in such daily proportions which force our surrender.
Thank YOU for causing our death of internal dependence; so cling we to THY robes of splendor!
Enclothed by YOUR righteousness shining, so in strength we press on — HIS dependents.
For only within nail-scarred hands marred at Calvary are we held secured…and expectant!
As HIServant ever propelled by HIS strength, lifting praise,
Devotional: 2 Corinthians 12:9 “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
Weakness. The very characteristic we’re told to avoid and never share or display…is the one CHRIST tells us to demonstrate.
Weakness. Where we believe and show the world that we trust completely in GOD’s strength and finished work. We do not sit back, shrink back, or hesitate in doing good but! We subjugate, surrender and visibly shed all attention and credit…lifting it upwards constantly to our GOD and KING.
Weakness. While we were dead in our trespasses and sins, HE breathed life into us. Before that, we had no strength to choose, receive, believe or anything. Then once HE quickened, revived and restored us from a lifeless state, HIS power drew us irresistibly and irrevocably to know HIM personally.
Weakness. What the self-righteous avoids and instead chooses personal levels of effort to be measured against.
The only satisfying price for all sin is HIS blood and…there is no part from us that completes the “transaction”. None. It is finished. HE left earth as planned because HIS work on our behalf was indeed done.
1 Corinthians 1:27 “…but GOD has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and GOD has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong,
I acknowledge my weakness and foolishness willingly. My mistakes are errors that are not here listed because there’s just not enough time nor paper to list all my errant thoughts and actions. Through best as well as unintended and deliberate actions, HE always has and continues to love us. Thank YOU, LORD JESUS!
So my confession here in writing is to redirect all back to back our eternal security in CHRIST. We are wholly bought by HIS boundless crimson sacrifice in our places.
Romans 4:5 “And to the one who does not work but believes in HIM WHO justifies the ungodly, their faith is counted as righteousness…”
Therefore, our overwhelming joy is real because HE permanently secured it for us…by wholly depending on HIS power THROUGH HIS steadfast faith.
So elevate the acknowledgement of HIS perfect power…for HIS priority must increase in our lives while our own, must decrease into non-existence.
Given our flesh will NEVER completely permit such abandon and visible weakness to all; still it is nonetheless our goal and daily pursuit in honoring our GOD and KING!
Then! Be content with weaknesses as well as insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities.
Wait patiently on the LORD WHO shall restore all things to us at HIS coming. Amen and amen!