For to be sure, he was crucified in weakness, yet he lives by God’s power. Likewise, we are weak in him, yet by God’s power we will live with him in our dealing with you.

2 Corinthians 13:4

We often hesitate to do something because of how it looks. Work a little harder so nobody can say you’re lazy. Stay stone-faced so people don’t call you soft. Get the last laugh so that people don’t think you’re a loser.
Jesus didn’t die to protect people who were strong enough, clever enough or good enough on their own. Weakness is implied in the arrangement of salvation; in fact, it is weakness that made it necessary.
Thanks be to God that we don’t have to be tough guys, and thanks to Him for the gift of salvation!

Ethan Kirl

Originally Published September 21, 2020