It is when we are weak that we are strong.
Power Is Perfected In Weakness.
What is weakness to you?
What weakness does God allow to remain with you in order for the power of Christ to show more prominently through you?
No doubt there are many things that we would list as thorns in our flesh that hold us back from exalting ourselves. Thank you, Lord.
Then there is the grace of God. How He uses each of us in His plan.
Weak as we are, strong only in Him.
Paul says it best;
Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me-to keep me from exalting myself! Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me. And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:7-10 NASB
Thank you Lord for your son, Jesus, who has taken my judgment upon himself.
The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person. For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 NASB
God came to earth in the flesh as Jesus. He paid our penalty for sin by being crucified by the religious leaders of that time. There is a penalty for sin that Jesus paid for us if we accept it.
If we believe in Jesus as our savior and that He is fully God and fully man and we turn from our sin (repent). Then we will receive that free gift of grace and life.
But remember to turn from sin.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6:23 NASB
Freedom to live but dead to sin.
Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts, and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace. What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? May it never be! Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness? But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed, and having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness. I am speaking in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness, resulting in further lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness, resulting in sanctification.
Romans 6:12-19 NASB
His name is the only one we must believe in for salvation. Jesus is the son of God and is God.
Whoever believes in Jesus will not perish, but will have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
Jesus dwelt among us full of grace and truth.
Believe in Him and receive Gods grace.
And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.
John 1:14, 17 NASB
He is the stone which was rejected by you, the builders , but which became the chief corner stone. And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”
Acts 4:11-12 NASB
“You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble . Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.”
1 Peter 5:5-7 NASB