Scripture--2 Corinthians 10 -2 Corinthians 12
Application: I know I said it in the introduction to 2 Corinthians, but I've been so struck by Paul's discussions of his weaknesses, failures and sorrows. It amazes me how sad he was in this whole book. Sad but hopeful. But still sad.
The section that got me this time was here (12:8-9) "I pleaded with the Lord three times for it to leave me alone. He said to me, “My grace is enough for you, because power is made perfect in weakness.” So I’ll gladly spend my time bragging about my weaknesses so that Christ’s power can rest on me."
Observation: I know that feeling. That I'm not good enough. That I'm too tired or too busy or not enough. But guess what--that's where God works best! When we give things up to God, that's when God can work. When we try to be strong and boast of our greatness, we leave no room for God to work!
What can you give up to God today? What can you let God have? Where can you admit your weakness so you can boast in God?
Prayer: All-Powerful God--You are strong and mighty. All that I have is yours. Remind me of that. Make me weak so that you can be strong. Amen.
August 2--2 Corinthians 13
August 3--Galatians 1-Galatians 3
August 4--Galatians 4-Galatians 6
August 5--Ephesians 1-Ephesians 3
August 6--Ephesians 4-Ephesians 6
August 7--Philippians 1-Philippians 3
August 8--Philippians 4-Colossians 2