Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
I've been reading 1-2 Corinthians this last few days. I came across this:
2 Cor 4:7-10:
But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. 8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.
As one man said, we have this great treasure of the Gospel in common peanut butter jars!! God houses his treasure-filled message in lowly clothes.
21 I thank you that you have answered me
and have become my salvation.
22 The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone.
23 This is the Lord's doing;
it is marvelous in our eyes.
God has a way of changing people. Christ's first encounter with Simon: "You are Simon, you will be Peter." He takes us from where we are to what He wants us to become.
Thanks again Terry.