By Pastor Jason Lim
Instead of boasting about his accomplishments, Paul boasts about his weakness and sufferings. Why?He shows us that
Suffering is the path for God's servant
The Christian call is not to fame, ease or comfort. It is a call to take up the cross. That means taking up suffering and shame. Remember, it is about present sufferings, future glory.
Suffering is the preparation for God's servant
Suffering is not meaningless. It teaches us to look outwards and upwards. It develops empathy and compassion, and it forces us to rely on God.
Suffering is the proof for God's servants
We are like jars of clay, so that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.And we are like captives in a Roman tirumphal procession- for we are the conquered ene ...... Read more