What is the weakness of God?
And there it is, 1 Corinthians 1:25, the weakness of God is Jesus Christ dead on the cross as our sin bearer.
THE ALMIGHTY GOD HAS “WEAK” HEARING.
God does not hear a sinner's prayer. The psalmist knew this: “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear” (Psalm 66:18). The wisest man knew it, too: “One who turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination” (Proverbs 28:9).
God's grace is sufficient, his power is enough. God can, and will, overcome our weaknesses. That's what leads Paul to say of God, “my strength is made perfect in weakness.” Paul's point is that we are all weak. But God is strong. The church in Corinth thought they had it all together and boasted in what they had.
First Corinthians 1:27 says, “God purposely chose what the world considers nonsense in order to shame the wise, and he chose what the world considers weak in order to shame the powerful” (GNT). He receives glory.
Though Moses was in turns weak, ungrateful, and impatient, his story demonstrates how the Lord uses imperfect people to accomplish His perfect purpose. Moses was hesitant to answer God's call because he felt inadequate and was slow of speech.
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For Caputo, the event exposes God as weak, unstable, and barely functional. While this view of God flies in the face of most religions and philosophies, it also puts up a serious challenge to fundamental tenets of theology and ontology.
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 about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties.
1 Corinthians 1:25-30 NIV
For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth.
God gives a fresh supply of spiritual—supernatural—strength and faith to those who have humble dependence on Him. When we try to get through difficulties in our own strength, we often fall short and become weary, unable to bear the burden.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 KJV
Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
What does Isaiah 43 25 say?
Then, in verse 25, God says, “I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.” In emphasizing that He does this “for my sake,” God again points to His gracious covenant.
Second Corinthians 13 follows Paul's listing of two sets of sins he is concerned he will find among the Corinthians when he arrives. These are personal divisions and sexual immorality. He warns them once more that nobody will be spared from Christ's discipline if they remain in sin.
Now Paul confirms that God does indeed choose foolish and weak people, as defined by human terms, to come to Him through faith in Christ. Why does God do this? He wants to shame those who consider themselves too wise or strong to believe such a thing.
Throughout the Bible we see God using imperfect people for the sake of his mission to bring hope to the world. I never quite understood why Jesus chose the individuals he did, but I am guessing his reasoning was to further prove the validity of his being.
Yes, God chooses and uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things. He doesn't need our ability, but rather our availability. He uses ordinary people who have nothing of their own to offer, but their faithfulness and willingness to say “Yes” to God.
Why? Because our brokenness connects us to each other, and our brokenness brings us to Christ. It is by bringing our broken hearts to Him that we are made whole. Sharing our brokenness brings meaning to our experiences, and the connection we make with others when we share our stories brings healing.
God loves broken people. And when weary, wounded men and women find a way to open their bruised hearts and somehow welcome Him into their personal darkness, they will find a love beyond anything they have ever known.
"He saves the needy from the sword in their mouth; he saves them from the clutches of the powerful. So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth." And the heavens proclaim his righteousness, for he is a God of justice. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.
Satan is the prince of evil spirits and adversary of God in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Satan is traditionally understood as an angel who rebelled against God and was cast out of heaven with other “fallen” angels before the creation of humankind.
Samson confessed that he would lose his strength “if my head were shaved” (Judges 16:15- 17). While he slept, the faithless Delilah brought in a Philistine who cut Samson's hair, draining his strength.
How do I give my weakness to God?
Do not put it on your shoulders or stress about it. Just let God. Allow His power to manifest in your weakness. Do not compromise your peace when you have God who already loves you unconditionally and is faithful to His word.
He receives glory not only when things are going the way we hope, but also when we recognize that he is sustaining us when things don't go well. The greatest example is the cross. It is there where the Son demonstrated trust in the Father. He manifested his glory in weakness, suffering and death.
When we reflect on His promises and the good plans He has for us, it literally revives our spirit and fills us with hope and expectation. God's Word also strengthens us to keep going, not give up, and not give in to temptation. The truth is, we need God's strength just to do what's right.
”[Jesus] understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most” (Hebrews 4:15-16 NLT).
The late Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles taught that “the Lord sees weaknesses differently than He does rebellion. Whereas the Lord warns that unrepented rebellion will bring punishment, when the Lord speaks of weaknesses, it is always with mercy.”
Weakness facilitates dependence on God, cultivates the appropriation of grace, and ascribes all glory and credit to God ( 2 Cor 12:7-12 ). For these reasons Paul boasts of his weakness and views it as a sign of true apostleship ( 2 Cor 11:30 ).
For when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Corinthians 12:9-10). Paul is strong when he is weak because when he is weak, God's grace is most powerful.
He tends to succeed when he does not take himself too seriously, but gets into serious trouble when power goes to his head—for example when he takes a census in violation of God's command (2 Sam. 24:10-17) or when he sexually exploits Bathsheba and orders the assassination of her husband, Uriah (2 Sam.
Psalm 41 1
Blessed is he who has regard for the weak; the LORD delivers him in times of trouble. The LORD will protect him and preserve his life; he will bless him in the land and not surrender him to the desire of his foes. The LORD will sustain him on his sickbed and restore him from his bed of illness.
adjective. If you describe someone as weak, you mean that they are not very confident or determined, so that they are often frightened or worried, or easily influenced by other people. He was a nice doctor, but a weak man who wasn't going to stick his neck out.
What does Matthew 10 8 say?
Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. The New International Version translates the passage as: Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
19 He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.
Acts 3:19 In-Context
19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, 20 and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for you—even Jesus.
When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. ( 1 Corinthians 13:11) Reflection: Christian maturity requires us to give up old patterns and embrace new ones. As we move into maturity, everything changes, our words, actions, and even the ways that we think.
Paul has been describing our knowledge of God and His ways as incomplete or partial. The use of spiritual gifts, specifically gifts such as tongues, prophecy, and knowledge, gives only a glimpse of what may be known of God.
The meaning of Galatians one is an introduction to the book of Galatians. Paul is stating that he has been told by God to write to the people of Galatia on His account. Paul wants the people to do what is right in the eyes of God.
Stay away from a foolish man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips. The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception. Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright.
He identifies the fool as one who refuses to acknowledge God's ample evidence of who He is, His love for us, His desire that we might come to know Him through Jesus Christ, and His provision for us throughout our lives. When people refuse to believe God's Word, they will eventually find out how foolish they really are.
“But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him” (I Corinthians 1:27-29).
Our pain has been counted by God
Psalm 56 tells us that God has bottled up our tears and recorded them all. This tender care shows me that, even when I don't see His work, my pain matters deeply to Him.
Why does God want a broken heart?
“God's intent is not to break us but to redeem us,” Bishop Budge said. “He does not want us to be brokenhearted but to have broke hearts and contrite spirits so that He can take the reins of our lives and guide us with His love to receive all of His promised blessings.”
While there is no perfect remedy for a broken heart, we can take comfort in the fact that we have a God who knows our pain and gives peace and purpose in return—even when it seems impossible.
He truly loves us and wants our happiness and not our destruction. He invites us to trust Him. I will not recount the difficult challenges of my life. I want to share an experience that shows that He cares for us in every way.
God is capable of using anyone and everything for His good but He is looking for those with character. He wants His servants to be people of a pure heart and a clean mind. That sense of character is indispensable for believers to be effective in serving Christ.
None of us would deny that God can use anybody. He is all-powerful and He “does whatever He pleases” (Ps. 115:3).
In Greek mythology, the gods and goddesses have many weaknesses. Some of the most common ones include: Hubris: Th.
We commonly think of sin and weakness as merely different-sized black marks on the fabric of our souls, different severities of transgression. But the scriptures imply that sin and weakness are inherently different, require different remedies, and have the potential to produce different results.
- FORSAKING CHURCH – Let's be honest, church is messed up. ...
- UNTEACHABLE – When we will not be taught, then our faith will be weakened. ...
- will not repent and change his/her life. ...
- How sad. ...
- Jesus asked in Luke 18, “when he comes will he find faith on earth?” The answer to that depends on us.
Yet, Paul says, Jesus was crucified in weakness. At the cross, Jesus chose a posture of weakness. “Our Lord Jesus Christ accomplished his mighty purpose by becoming weak,” preached Charles Spurgeon, “through his weakness he became able to suffer, and to die—in order to save us from the thralldom of sin.”
Our strength is prayer, the Pope said, and the prayer of a humble person is the weakness of God. The Lord is weak only in this one sense: He is weak before the prayers of His people. You are like the widow, Pope Francis said to those present, you must pray, ask, knock at the heart of God every day.
What did Jesus say about weakness?
In 2 Corinthians 12, Paul quotes Jesus who said, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” God is perfect in every way, giving Him the power to make up for any weaknesses we have. And we have a lot.
There is no such thing as “weakness” being a SIN. Sin is ONLY when you transgress/break/disobey ANY of God's laws/commands; 1 John 3:4″Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.” Therefore, if what is done does NOT violate God's commandments, then it is NOT a SIN.
Pride (superbia), also known as hubris (from Ancient Greek ὕβρις) or futility. It is considered the original and worst of the seven deadly sins on almost every list, the most demonic. It is also thought to be the source of the other capital sins.
God's Word also tells us that sin should not be our master (Romans 6:14). When we keep on sinning without ever attempting to turn from it or restrain it, it is because we are still sin's slaves. We must never forget that sin is God's enemy and Satan's friend.
What does God think about you when you want to give up? He cares for you. He wants to touch you and strengthen you. He won't ever leave your side.
- Our own will: Our will is rarely aligned with God's will. There are things that we want that, yes, are following His Word. ...
- Sin: The Lord is not deaf towards us; our sins separate us from God (Isaiah 59). What is sin? ...
- The fascination with the world:
Evil thoughts, doubt and fear are the three major weapons the devil deploy for this purpose. Nothing can transform a man except the word of God, the revelation to believe this word is the surest and greatest victory to any warfare of the devil (matthew 15:27- 28).
His anger is not an instant response to provocation, but a function of his impeccable holiness. Although often sourced in his foreknowledge, and at times best understood in the light of his coming Passion, the way Jesus handles his anger still provides a model for Christians today.
The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him: "Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times." And he went outside and wept bitterly.
Let's put it this way: Jesus was plum tuckered out. The headaches causing Him to leave (John 4:1-2), sent Him on a long, arduous journey to Galilee (John 4:3), and our Savior grew weary, which called for a pit stop in Samaria (John 4:5-6). And John says He “sat down at the well.” In other words, our Savior rested.