Words from the Heart for Wednesday November 3rd, 2021

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 on me.

2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV)

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Boasting

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We all know people who love to tell stories that put them in a good light. They love to brag about all they’ve done or tell everyone how good they are or how much they know. Boasting is now viewed as a good thing. Except in the upside down Kingdom of God. Listen to what Paul writes in 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 on me.’” As usual, the Kingdom of God turns the principles of the world on their head. Paul was a boaster – but not about how good, or successful, or wealthy he was, but on how weak and needy he was. You see, within the Kingdom of God, when we recognize and admit our need for a Saviour, Jesus’ power is unleashed in us to enable us to walk in victory. By doing so, we lift up the name of Jesus and bring glory to His name. So, boast today – about your need and Jesus’ power.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley