Daily Archives: July 31, 2011

Not yet attained


“When we are slandered and defamed, we [try to] answer softly and bring comfort. We have been made and are now the rubbish and filth of the world [the offscouring of all things, the scum of the earth].” 1 Corinthians 4:13 (Amplified)

Lately, Joe and I have been slandered and defamed by a couple of the lurkers here on this blog.

And although we didn’t retaliate in kind, neither did we answer softly or bring comfort to the abusers.


When I start thinking that Christianity is not for the gutless, I remember II Corinthians 12:9:

“But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and [a]show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!” (Amplified)

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