“that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which He has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,and what is the immeasurable greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His great might…” -Ephesians 1:17-19
The deeper we go in our study of theology, the deeper we should go in our trust in God, awe of God, humility before God, and worship of God. -B. Parsons via Twitter
[Note from your church secretary: Sorry this is so late. It’s sunrise somewhere, I’m sure!]
“Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead.” -2 Corinthians 1:9
Paul doesn’t give details about his affliction, but he describes its intensity. He didn’t have the strength to deal with it, but here’s the reason he went through it: that he would learn not to trust in himself, but in God. Paul had been trusting in himself, but finally realized he needed to trust in God, the One who delivered us from so great a debt. Human impotence casts itself at the feet of the Omnipotent.