Thursday, April 28, 2022.
New English Translation:
“Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as if it were coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God,”(2 Corinthians 3:5)
Contemporary English Version:
“We don't have the right to claim that we have done anything on our own. God gives us what it takes to do all we do.”
“Not that we are sufficiently qualified in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency and qualifications come from God.”
Beloved, no matter what you accomplish as a child of God or His servant in your life or ministry, acknowledge that it is not by your own strength or wisdom. You are not sufficient of yourself; if you know this, it will guard you against the appearance of boasting, or of self-confidence. Apostle Paul had spoken of his confidence, triumph, success, and of his undoubted evidence that God had sent him, he affirmed that he was not able by his own strength to accomplish the great things which had been effected by his ministry, but by God’s strength. All success is from God, and that all our powers of thinking and reasoning are from Him and we have no ability to think clearly, reason calmly, closely, and correctly, unless He shall preside over our minds and give us clearness of thought. How easy is it for God to disarrange all our faculties, and produce insanity! How easy to suffer our minds to become unsettled, bewildered, and distracted with a multiplicity of thoughts! How easy to cause every thing to appear cloudy, and dark, and misty! How easy to affect our bodies with weakness, langor, disease, and through them to destroy all power of close and consecutive thought!, so we owe to Him every clear idea and success on the subjects of our lives and ministry. Our sufficiency is of God; to think, speak, and to act for His glory.
Doris Olufunke Olatunji