Monday, March 2, 2015

Devotion 3.3.15

From Eric Hiner, pastor of Hope Lutheran Lubbock.

2nd Corinthians 12:9 - But he said to me (Christ to Paul), "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."

"The greater context helps explain why this is my favorite verse.  Paul, struggling with a thorn in his flesh accepts the fact that it will not be removed by the Lord.  In fact, it is more than mere acceptance, it is comforting.  In Christ, Paul does not need the thorn removed by God, but rather Paul needs grace.  God’s grace is sufficient for all his weakness. God’s grace is what gives strength to Paul to overcome his weakness or his thorn.  For me, it is a reminder that as I deal with and struggle with my weaknesses, God’s grace is the answer.  There is no answer in turning to self-help remedies, rather turn and look at God’s grace because it is sufficient for me and his power is perfect in my weakness."

Where are we weak?  Pray to God that Christ strengthen you, even in your weakness, and allow you to show Christ's grace in you.

Hope Men's Ministry

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