Power Made Perfect In Weakness

This’ll be the last one of these for a while.

I recently did a Bible Study at church on 2 Corinthians 12v7-10:

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.

As usual, if you’d like to read the whole thing in one go, you can do so here. (This is two weeks’ worth, so it’s even longer than previous ones.)

Alternatively, here it is in shorter chunks:

Context/Introduction

“a thorn was given me in the flesh…”

“to keep me from becoming conceited…”

“I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me.”

Re-intro/“My grace is sufficient”

“the power of Christ may rest upon me”

“I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses”

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