#68 The Irresistible Power of Weakness
Posted: Wednesday, December 27th, 2017Print
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LET. Wielded by the Holy Spirit, this tiny word had a huge impact on Martha’s life, and the adventure can be yours, too, if you just LET God be GOD.
Extinguished the power of raging fire, escaped the devourings of the sword, out of frailty and weakness won strength and became stalwart, even mighty and resistless in battle, routing alien hosts.
Hebrews 11:34 AMPC
Bear with me, for this day I want to go back to Hebrews 11 and the astonishing feats of those who simply had faith. I came across a comment I had written in the margin of an old Bible. It is a quote from Milton, which I assume to be John Milton, author of Paradise Lost.
I feel there are so few who know intimately the God who wants our weak dependence and not our staunch strength. Still fewer are willing to be reduced to that weakness and infirmity about which Paul boasts in 2 Corinthians 12:9. It IS a terrible thing to be so weakened in the way!
This quote brilliantly expresses the overcoming dynamic of weakness, a power that is proven in the great list of Hebrews 11. Here’s what Milton wrote about these great overcoming heroes:
“They shook the power of darkness with the irresistible power of weakness.”