Monday, August 21, 2006

Tensile Strength

7 Because of the surpassing greatness of the (A) revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a (B) thorn in the flesh, a (C) messenger of Satan to torment me - to keep me from exalting myself!

8 Concerning this I implored the LORD (D) three times that it might leave me.

9 And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for (E) power is perfected in weakness " Most gladly, therefore, I will rather (F) boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

10 Therefore (G) I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with (H) distresses, with (I) persecutions, with (J) difficulties, (K) for Christ's sake; for (L) when I am weak, then I am strong.

-II Corinthians 12:7-10