A simple post from Justin Taylor worth taking some time to think about.

How would Paul’s perspective change how we view God, the world, and ourselves?

Romans 8:26a. “The Spirit helps us in our weakness.”

1 Corinthians 1:27b. “God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong.”

2 Corinthians 12:10. “For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses. . . . For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

1 Corinthians 2:3. “I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling.”

1 Corinthians 15:43. “[Our body] is sown in weakness; it is raised in power.”

2 Corinthians 11:30. “If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.”

2 Corinthians 12:9. “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.”

2 Corinthians 13:4. “For [Jesus] was crucified in weakness, but lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but in dealing with you we will live with him by the power of God.”

(HT: Justin Taylor)