BIBLE VERSE FOR SUNDAY
Sunday, April 15, 2018
MEASURE OF SUCCESS
I do not think I am in the least inferior to those super-apostles. I may indeed be untrained as a speaker, but I do have knowledge.
2 Corinthians 11:5-6
Jesus was discredited for associating sinners and tax collectors, but He did not measure success by who His listeners were, nor the size of the crowd, power of argument or revenue His ministry brought in. He was successful because He was obedient to His Father and reached people woth the truth.
Paul affirms troubles and sufferings not only as part of life, but far from being disqualifications, they are actually credentials for apostleship. That is why he says, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. Rather than being exempt from sufferings, Paul says we are equipped to go into them, and because of them, we come to know God in a much deeper way than if life was always lived on the easy plain.
Lord Jesus, forgive us for times we have measured our success by worldly standards. Keep us focused on You concerned with Your agenda and not the exceptions of others. Thank You, Lord. Amen
Thank you Spark Friends for coming to my blog and entering your comments. Sending you God richest blessings for you and your families. May God wrap His comforting and loving arms around you during your good times and your times of trouble. Remember God will be with you always.Thank You Lord. Amen