His strength and my feebleness

2Co 12:9-10  And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength (dunamis) is perfected in feebleness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

(10)  Therefore I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in calamities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For whenever I am weak, then I am strong.

What a delight.


2 Responses to “His strength and my feebleness”

  1. Mark Finger Says:

    How bizarre. I was just thinking about this topic yesterday.

    Let’s look at the application of the Lord’s truths in the life of the believer: that is, the Person of Christ made manifest in men as they submit to (obey) the leading of His Spirit.

    Take a fast, entered into by faith, for example.

    The believer finds himself struggling to fulfill his heart’s desire–the pull of his flesh overwhelming him until he is so consumed with thoughts of the struggle—that what was began in faith is lost to him. He cannot continue in faith: being overcome by weakness, he can only continue through the force of his will; yet, “will-worship’ is not pleasing to God (Colossians 2:23).

    He must confess his weakness to God, trusting in the words of His Saviour, for we can trust the words of the Lord: “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness,” (2 Corinthians 12:9).

    And even more so, for where our faith fails due the strength of our flesh, He is still greater: for just as it is true that “whatsoever is not of faith is sin,” it is likewise true that “where sin abounds, grace much more abounds!” (Romans 5:20; 14:23)


    Jesus: Saviour, Lord, Sovereign.

  2. ianvincent Says:

    Thanks brother.

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