Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Humbling Passage of Scripture

I took great comfort and was humbled by this portion of Scripture this morning.
"So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave 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 of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 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." (2 Corinthians 12:7-10)
Maybe that thing is in your life and will not go away because God is keeping it there to keep you humble and dependent upon Him! It is a great thought to meditate on today. Is that thing driving you closer to God and making you more humble?

1 comment:

  1. Dear Thad,
    Thank you for affirming the grace of God in our lives through the affliction of our own sins/weaknesses. Learning to depend on God has been a theme for me for some time now, and He graciously keeps me keenly aware of my need for Him through my "thorns", which are not a physical, medical condition as many believe Paul's was, but rather a fleshly, sin "thorn". Brian and I love you and Monique and rejoice in seeing God's glory displayed in your lives! Gratefully, Vicki

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