Tag: 2nd Corinthians 12:7-9
Scripture reading for August 13th: Psalm 90-93, 2nd Corinthians 12
Key Scriptures: 2nd Corinthians 12:7-9 “So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 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 of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
Paul experienced great revelations from the Lord. The amazing things revealed were forbidden to be shared with others. Paul felt that the Lord also allowed a ‘thorn’ to come into his flesh from Satan to afflict him. The purpose of this ‘thorn’ was to keep Paul from becoming conceited. Paul sought God for its removal on three separate occasions. God told him that His grace was sufficient for him to endure. God’s power is revealed through weak vessels made strong by His grace.
Psalm 91:1-2 “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.””
Prayer: Lord, thank You for calling me to abide in Your family and household. May I always remember Your grace is sufficient for me and Your power is displayed through my weakness. Amen.