Saturday, February 28, 2009

Get it yet?

Edit: Another post on the same passage has been added below. This may become an ongoing project. 3/1/09 nm

Four times in last two days I have been confronted by this passage:

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. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12: 7-10

Do I get it yet? Not completely. Might not ever. (Okay that's a little extreme, even for me.) But the following two posts gave me different perspectives. Check them out. Seriously. I think God's trying to teach me something.
Through a Glass, Darkly

Thanks, y'all.