Christian, You Don’t Need to Be Afraid of Weakness

In this video J.I. Packer addresses how Christian weakness is a way of life. A life of faith is one that trusts God. The Apostle Paul recounts his own struggle, asking God to take it away. He tells us God’s answer to him:

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Cor. 12:9–10)

Is this the way we characterize our Christian life? 

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J. I. Packer

J. I. Packer (DPhil, Oxford University) serves as the Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College. He is the author of numerous books, including the classic best-seller Knowing God. Packer served as general editor for the English Standard Version Bible and as theological editor for the ESV Study Bible.

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