Daily Bread Devotional Bible Study
The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians
Christian Strength and Biblical Strength in Weakness
Strength in Weakness in the Bible Verse
Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Daily Bread study program. This is
our very intriguing Christian Strength and Biblical Strength in
Weakness Bible quest looking at weakness in the Bible verse. The
absolutely awesome message will truly bring a smile to the lips and
heart and shine the LIGHT of Truth upon your be-YOU-tiful Christian
Christian Strength - Biblical Strength in Weakness Fact
Weakness in the Bible Explanation
Happy to share our concluding study of Paul's second letter to the
Corinthians with you today. Paul has some final words for the people
of Corinth before he visits them again; some advice and some
spiritual preparation for them to think about so his third visit with
them isn't spent with the discomfort of any hard feelings.
2 Corinthians 13:1
This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or
three witnesses shall every word be established.
Paul was quoting Deuteronomy, which Jesus also quoted in Matthew:
One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for
any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses,
or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.
But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more,
that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be
Christian Strength & Biblical Strength in Weakness Hope
Weakness in the Bible Warning
So, if anyone still wanted to accuse Paul of any of the rumors that
they had spread about him, they had better have some confirming
evidence of it.
2 Corinthians 13:2-4
2 I told you before, and foretell you [again], as if I
were present, the second time; and being absent now I write to them
which heretofore [up to this time] have sinned, and to all other [the
rest], that, if I come again, I will not spare [not be lenient]:
3 Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to
you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you.
4 For though He was crucified through weakness, yet
[still] He liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in Him,
but we shall live with Him by the power of God toward you.
Christian Strength & Biblical Strength in Weakness Truth
Weakness in the Bible Blessing
Well, you can't
argue with that. If people were looking for weakness in Paul to criticize
him with, their plan just backfired, because as the Lord told him ...
2 Corinthians 12:9
And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for
thee: for my strength is made perfect [complete] in weakness.
Continuing with Paul:
2 Corinthians 13:5-10
5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be [are living] in the
faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that
Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates [condemned, evil,
6 But I trust that ye shall know that we are not
7 Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should
appear approved [acceptable], but that ye should do that which is
honest, though we be as reprobates.
8 For we can do nothing against the truth, but [only] for
9 For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong:
and this also we wish, even your perfection [completeness].
10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being
present [for fear that in person] I should [might] use sharpness,
according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification,
and not to destruction.
True Christian Strength & Biblical Strength in Weakness
Weakness in the Bible Reason
How many of us would have the determination that Paul has? If we
brought the Word of the Lord to someone, and they accepted Jesus in
their heart, only to find that someone else, later on, had planted
seeds of doubt in their mind, would we be angry, hurt, impatient,
unforgiving? Or would we, like Paul, persevere, reinforce, prove, and
persist for the sake of the betterment of the soul that had been led
astray from the truth? Notice that he is always selfless in his
concerns for people and his main purpose is to glorify God.
2 Corinthians 13:11-14
11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect [complete], be
of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of
love and peace shall be with you.
12 Greet one another with an holy kiss.
13 All the saints salute [sent greetings to] you.
14 The Grace of
the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the
Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
Christian Strength & Biblical Strength in Weakness Summary
Weakness in the Bible Conclusion
Congratulations on completing this study of The Second Letter of Paul
the Apostle to the Corinthians. Paul always gives us a plethora of
wisdom to add to our lives and much needed encouragement to
continually abide in faith with strength and courage and love. Don't
forget, there's a fill in the blank quiz to go with this study of 2
Corinthians to test yourself if you so choose, and after that, we'll
be opening another letter from Paul to study, this time, it's
addressed to the Galatians. You don't want to miss it, right here at
Take our 2 Corinthians Quiz!
New Testament Daily Bread
There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.
How to Prepare for Spiritual Warfare