Thought of the Day June 16, 2017

By 12:48 PM

“We hold this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing
power may be of God and not from us.” (2 Cor 4:7) What is this
earthen vessel? Our weak, human body, which is vulnerable to
sin! What is this treasure? The divine life and power of God,
which are gifts! What a mystery! When we undergo the trials
and temptations of daily life from within and from without, any
victory we may have comes from the power of God and not
from ourselves. Of ourselves we are weak and imperfect. But in
and with Christ we have the strength to overcome all struggles.
This does not happen automatically. Rather in each instance of
difficulties, we must acknowledge we are earthen vessels and
surrender ourselves into the hands and power of God for help.
There is no shame in living in this truth, only in believing that
we can fight our own battles alone. Our history has shown us the
difference between the two.

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