Bible: 2 Corinthians 12:7-11

12:7 even because of the extraordinary character of the revelations. Therefore, 1  so that I would not become arrogant, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to trouble 2  me – so that I would not become arrogant. 3  12:8 I asked the Lord three times about this, that it would depart from me. 12:9 But 4  he said to me, “My grace is enough 5  for you, for my 6  power is made perfect 7  in weakness.” So then, I will boast most gladly 8  about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may reside in 9  me. 12:10 Therefore I am content with 10  weaknesses, with insults, with troubles, with persecutions and difficulties 11  for the sake of Christ, for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.

The Signs of an Apostle

12:11 I have become a fool. You yourselves forced me to do it, for I should have been commended by you. For I lack nothing in comparison 12  to those “super-apostles,” even though I am nothing.

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