Re:Verse reading – 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 (day five). “I will spare you, so that no one can credit me with something beyond what he sees in me or hears from me…” (verse 6). Paul knew that the only truly worthy “boast” was in knowing the One truly worthy of all glory (see Jeremiah 9:23-24). So even though Paul could claim a special, personal experience with the Almighty God, he wanted “no credit” for this. Rather he wanted the “credit” to fall upon what could be seen and heard from him, namely the gospel of Jesus (v6). The gospel that Paul knew had the power to reconcile men to God (5:19). May the same be true of us. May the “boasting” of our lives point people not to the greatness of our spirituality but rather to the greatness of Christ who gives His Spirit freely to all who ask (Luke 11:13).
Josh Vaughan, Minister to Young Marrieds and Yes, Lord! Community Ministries, guest blogger