2 Corinthians 12 - Weaknesses

2 Corinthians 12:2-4 - Third heaven? There are three?! Wait, Paul, what does this mean?!? Sigh.

2 Corinthians 12:10 - I don't like weaknesses. I want them to be eliminated, to be reversed into strengths. Paul, though, rejoices in them, because it gives room for Christ to work. They allow - no, force - him out of the way to let Jesus work. They provide Christ a place to reveal His glory.

That is, if we don't let them stop us. I too often let my weaknesses prevent me from pushing forward on working for Christ. i stop at the end of my abilities, as if working for the Lord relied on me. I need to get my eyes off my weaknesses, off of me, an onto Him.

2 Corinthians 12:14-15 - " ... for I seek not what is yours but you." I'm made to think of so many TV ministries (and others) that each time they're on are telling you that they need your money to keep going. Certainly, a ministry takes resources, but compare their incessant pleadings with what Paul says here. He refuses to burden them, he'd rather make his own way. His heart is for them and them alone, and resources will not stand in the way.

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In Jewish thought, the first heaven was the sky where birds fly and clouds would appear (our atmosphere). The second heaven was where the sun, moon, and stars are (our outer space). The third heaven is where God is.

I didn't know that about third heaven either. Neat.

It's funny today I said something about high heaven and I thought it was kind of weird sounding. Now it kind of makes sense.

And the seventh heaven is a hot rod car show. (Right?)

For my son and I a farm show will do. I took my two year old to a small farm show a couple of weeks ago. About every night, as he's going to bed, he says "I want to go to the farm show tomorrow."

Now that you mention it, xray, that sounds familiar. I may have heard it before, thanks for sharing it.

Yeah, I'd say a car show is right up there. Just took in the North American International show in Detroit today, as a matter of fact. :-D



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  • Now that you mention it, xray, that sounds familiar. I may have heard it before, thanks for sharing it. Yeah, I'd say a car show is right up there. Just took in the North American International show in Detroit today, ...

  • For my son and I a farm show will do. I took my two year old to a small farm show a couple of weeks ago. About every night, as he's going to bed, he says "I want to go to the farm show tomorrow." ...

  • And the seventh heaven is a hot rod car show. (Right?)...

  • I didn't know that about third heaven either. Neat. It's funny today I said something about high heaven and I thought it was kind of weird sounding. Now it kind of makes sense....

  • In Jewish thought, the first heaven was the sky where birds fly and clouds would appear (our atmosphere). The second heaven was where the sun, moon, and stars are (our outer space). The third heaven is where God is....

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