Grace sufficient to the trial!

Scripture reading for August 13th:  2nd Corinthians 12, Psalm 11, Proverbs 7

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 in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”  

Paul did not live a life a privilege as an apostle of Christ.  He faced many trials and in this case, a thorn in his flesh which was from Satan.  He shared how he pleaded with the Lord to remove it, but His answer was different than what Paul desired.  The Lord promised grace sufficient for the test.  God’s power is made perfect in our weakness and dependency on Him.

Faith Confession:  Lord, I am weak and need Your grace each day to sustain me in the trials of life on earth.  Thank You for grace sufficient to each pressing need and satanic trial.

Psalm 11:4-5 “The Lord is in His holy temple; the Lord’s throne is in heaven; His eyes see, His eyelids test the children of man.  The Lord tests the righteous, but His soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.”   


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