And WHO is equal (competent) for such a task (challenge)?
“Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from GOD. HE has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant.” (2 Corinthians 3:5)
What a challenge! WHO is really able to accomplish the will of God in our needy world? Who is wise enough? Who is strong enough? Who is brave enough? Who is rich enough? Paul quickly answers us. WE are NOT competent (able) in ourselves. We all have human limitations. We have strengths and skills, and we all have weaknesses. Paul gives us the key to this question, one that we must remember in all the situations of life until God gets us home.
Our competence comes from God. I hope that some of the insights in this small booklet will be of some help as you travel life’s journey. God will give you new insights regularly as you humble yourself before Him, and as you believe His Word and trust Him. Remember what James said, “Do not merely listen to the Word, and so deceive yourselves. DO WHAT IT SAYS.” (James 1:22)
Don’t ever forget Paul’s secret. “I have learned to be content in any and every situation…I can do EVERYTHING through HIM who gives me strength”. (Philippians 4:11-13)
Remind yourself daily of what Peter said, “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand that HE may lift you up in due time. Cast ALL your anxiety on HIM because HE cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:6-7)
The Lord Jesus finished the New Testament with these words: “He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people.” AMEN. (Revelation 22:20-21)