2 Corinthians 12:10 (NIV)
“That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
This one is a bit different to the previous ones that I have posted. The part that gets me is the “I delight…” – come on Paul, get a grip!!! Before anyone gets on their high horse, I get the textual nuance, the different possibilities for translation blah blah – it’s the theme over a couple of chapters….but I delight?? Really?
Despite preaching on this portion of scripture quite a lot in recent months, I know that I have a long way to journey……Gods grace being sufficient? That’s in the bag, delighting in weakness, hardship and insult….not as easy a win. Boy, this verse stings, especially when you have to live it out.