Date: May 13, 2014 1:57 AM
Topic: +DEV+ To God Be The Glory
To God Be The Glory
"Neither this man nor his parents sinned, said Jesus, but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life." John 9:3
Scripture Focus: John 9; Romans 8
Heaven will be filled with heroic saints. Think of the five young missionary men who lost their lives at the hands of the Waodani (Auca) Indians of Ecuador in 1956. Or think of Joni Erickson Tada of our lifetime, living courageously as a quadriplegic most of her life, and yet thanking God for the influence it has allowed her to have for His kingdom. Remember Job in the Bible, who endured so much yet refused to heed his wife's advice to "curse God and die" (Job 2:9). Four thousand years later, the story of his suffering continues to inspire people to draw ever closer to God in their trials.
The account of the man born blind in John 9 is another such story. Receiving his sight was precious. But he received two greater gifts: eternal life and the privilege of being used by God. No matter what our disease or impairment, Jesus encourages us that God is sovereign in our weaknesses. He has a good purpose in mind for every detail of our lives. How amazing it will be to speak with these saints in heaven one day!
Insight: "But We Have This Treasure In Jars Of Clay To Show That This All-Surpassing Power Is From God And Not From Us." (2 Corinthians 4:7)
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