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VANISHING PROBLEMS (Part 2)

10 Aug

Friends:

In our last post we looked at the Nationwide commercial about vanishing deductibles.  We asked, “Wouldn’t it be great if all our difficulties vanished like the problems depicted in that commercial?”

I then posted the Apostle Paul’s extensive testimony about his “thorn in the flesh” described in 2 Corinthians 12.  Let’s look at that text again and make a few observations:

There is so much here, it’s hard to know where to start!
The context, of course, is Paul’s description of his having had a tour of heaven!  We learn in verse 7 that God sent or allowed to come into Paul’s life a “thorn of the flesh” to torment him, to keep him “from becoming conceited.”

Bible scholars debate what Paul’s thorn in the flesh was.  I’ve discussed it at length in my little book Heaven:  Thinking Now about Forever.  I believe it was some sort of vision problem (see several passages in Galatians for support).

At any rate, let’s not miss the point of today’s blog.  Which is:  God has the power to do what He needs to do to keep us humble and trusting Him. (to be continued)

Questions:

1.  Where might God be humbling you through a trial or difficulty?

2.  How have you responded to that circumstance — and why?

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2012 in 2 Corinthians 12, humility

 

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