Thursday, February 16, 2012

He Must Increase-Day 47

I'm helping to teach 16 Bible College kids this week about the fine art of church planting. Truthfully, I feel more qualified to teach them about how not to plant a church than how to get it right. The organization I serve with has struggled much but seen tremendous victories. Doing the work of God isn't easy and it's impacted by the weaknesses of those doing the work. But so many people use their weakness as an excuse not to work. Hebrews 4:15 says, "This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin." The Lord Jesus knows our human frailty, he experienced them all when he was living among us. Jesus understands or sympathizes with us. He knows first hand the things that drain us, defeat us and set us back. The difference is that he never sinned. He never succumbed to the temptation or weaknesses. He overcame them. That's good news for us because now he helps us. That's what the next verse says: "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." Be bold, the Lord has overcome human weakness; he walks with us in our weaknesses; he WILL help us when we need it most.

Read the Bible in One Year Plan: Numbers 11-13

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