Monday, April 21, 2008

What a way to start a week

Certain verses in the Bible hit you in different ways. At times they encourage me in certain areas, and at other times they encourage me in other areas. How good is God's word?

I was reading this morning from 2 Corinthians. Paul is speaking of some of the suffering that the Corinthians were experiencing and also that he had experienced. This is what he had to say in verses 9-10.
Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again.

So, I was challenged at the beginning of the week to set my hope and rely on Him, not myself.