My Daily Bread – JESUS.Said.Unto.me.”My.Grace.is.Sufficient.for.you.for.My.Strength.is.Made.Perfect.in.Weakness.”Most.Gladly.Therefore.Will.I.Rather.Glory.in.my.Infirmities.that.the.Power.of.CHRIST.May.Rest.Upon.me.Honor.the.LORD.with.your.Wealth.and.with.the.Firstfruits.of.All.your.Produce.then.your.Barns.Will.be.Filled.with.Plenty.and.your.Vats.Will.be.Bursting.with.Wine.How.to.Be.PERFECT@CHRISTmas.Dressed.in.His.Righteousness.Alone.Faultless.to.Stand.Before.His.Throne.For.by.One.Sacrifice.He.Has.Made.PERFECT.Forever.Those.who.are.Being.Made.Holy.
How to Be Perfect. Dressed in His righteousness alone, faultless to stand before His throne.
For by one sacrifice He has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.
Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.
“And JESUS said unto me, “My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of CHRIST may rest upon me.”
2 Corinthians 12:9 KJV
Family Bible –
One of the central themes of 2 Corinthians relates to the ironic nature of CHRISTian strength. True CHRISTian strength comes not from power, but from weakness that forces us to rely not on ourselves but on JEUS. In 2 Corinthians 12:1-10, Paul boasts not in his own strength, but in his weakness that demonstrates that the spread of the Gospel is the work of GOD and not his own doing. We can only experience the power of CHRIST when we realize how truly weak we are apart from His work in us. Until we are finally united to CHRIST in heaven, we will always be tempted to take the credit for our good works, and we will always desire recognition from others. Ask the LORD to forgive you for this sinful desire and to help you long for His glory rather than your own. Ask the LORD to make you strong by recognizing your won weakness and by seeking His glory rather than your own.
Family Bible –
Everyone has a gift or a talent that might lead him or her to boast. What is yours? Have you ever accomplished something that made you proud? We naturally want others to know the good things about us or the things that we accomplish, and while that could lead us to sinful pride it is not necessarily a bad thing. However it would be a very bad thing to forget that the core of the CHRISTian faith is not our own strengths or abilities but rather the work of JESUS for us. We did nothing to accomplish our salvation and we do nothing to receive it. It is a gift from GOD. Even more shocking is that our salvation was not accomplished by a feat of strength or power, but by JESUS’ willingness to be put to death in our place. Salvation comes through JESUS’ death for us. Where do you desire power and glory instead of following JESUS in enduring suffering? Pray that the LORD would help you to trust in your suffering savior in order to follow him in your desire to suffer for him. Thank the LORD that JESUS did not desire power and glory but willingly endured the cross on our behalf.