Boasting in Weakness

Courtesy of Anchor Wallace

The Reading for Today: 2 Corinthians 12

Grace and joy in Greek are the same word, charis. When Paul says that the grace of the Lord is sufficient, he is proclaiming as Nehemiah in 8:10: “The joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Paul was in situations that could be described by the images of many a psalm. His experience of being with the Lord during all the persecutions had him even boast in his weakness, for the contrast made the power and strength of the Lord more evident. This is positive thinking. When things are the worst, they are about to be the best, if you let the Lord be with you, with power ready for release into your circumstances.

Turn to the Lord. God loves you and en-joys you!

The Reading for Today

Daily Bible Breaths

Version for Children and Families

This is the twelfth of thirteen weeks in the season of Pentecost, Year B.
Thursdays are dedicated to the New Testament, except the Gospels.
In this season we read 2 Corinthians 5.

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