Weakness is the way

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“God does not allow us to stay with the idea that we are strong. O, we may have that idea. But the Lord is going to disabuse us of it one way or another and it will be good for us and give glory to Him when he does so.”  (J. I. Packer).

In his recent book, Weakness is the way J. I. Packer wrote,

“The truth, however, is that in many respects, and certainly in spiritual matters, we are all weak and inadequate, and we need to face it. Sin, which disrupts all relationships, has disabled us all across the board. We need to be aware of our limitations and to let this awareness work in us humility and self-distrust, and a realization of our helplessness on our own. Thus we may learn our need to depend on Christ, our Savior and Lord, at every turn of the road, to practice that dependence as one of the constant habits of our heart, and hereby to discover what Paul discovered before us: “when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Cor. 12:10).”

Listen to Dr. Packer speak to this theme:

Listen to my message“Power made perfect in Weakness”

Steve Cornell

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4 Responses to Weakness is the way

  1. Kris says:

    I think I’ll put Packer’s book in my book queue. This is one of those topics that any Christian must revisit time and time again for we are so cunningly wooed time and time again that our strength may carry us. May God bless the word you share tomorrow.

  2. I’m reading Eric Metaxas’ “Bonhoeffer”. These themes were developed by Bonhoeffer as he suffers much humiliation under the Nazis.

    –Wm. Brown

    Forest, VA

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