Monday, September 23, 2002

Edifier du Jour-2 Corinthians 4:7-10 (NASB)
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves; 8 we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.
We're not perfect; we're not supposed to be in this life. While we are saved, we are still human, showing the way through our lives. The more mundane we are, the better God's work can be seen as coming from outside of ourselves. I think it is that reason why Jesus chose mundane people like fishermen and tax collectors as disciples rather than a bunch of seminary grads; these were mundane people showing a supernatural God. When we take the trials of life in stride with a minimum of grumbling, we show that life-changing power to the world.

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