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Strength In Weakness

Key Verse

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (2 Corinthians 12:9).

Text — 2 Corinthians 12:7-10


A paradox is a seemingly contradictory statement that does not sound possible or reasonable, but upon a closer examination, is proven to be true. The Bible is full of paradoxes. Christianity, in particular, is founded on apparently contradictory but true beliefs. For instance, under the Christian teaching, giving is getting, scattering is gaining, having nothing is possessing everything, dying is living, we conquer by yielding, the greatest is the least , and the servant or the humble is exalted. One of such paradoxes is the subject of our devotion today – we are strong when we are weak.

Weakness makes us vulnerable. It makes us conscious of our limitations and our need of God. And it gives us the opportunity to depend on God’s strength and God’s resources. Weakness leads us to prayer, to faith and to God. Our greatest hindrance often is our strength. Before God can use any man greatly, He first breaks him and liquidates him. In many instances throughout the Bible, we see God use individual’s weaknesses to better help His kingdom. There is strength in weakness.


Weakness leads us to prayer


Our greatest hindrance often is our strength. 

Prayer for today

Heavenly Father, I depend on your strength.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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