The Power – Of God and Not of Us

“We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God and not of us.” 
(2nd Corinthians 4:7)


God employs weak instruments to make manifest His mighty power and grace. In this, as in everything else, the LORD’s thoughts and ways are different from ours.

We would try to do His work with the great, the influential, the talented, and the strong. BUT GOD used a shepherd lad to conquer the mighty Goliath. He rejected Moses (the rich and mighty) and used Moses (the humble and poor) to deliver Israel. He chose a peasant woman, not a princess, to be the mother of the Saviour. The mighty revival in Samaria was started by a converted harlot. The apostles were fishermen, not scholars.

Why? A simple answer! That the glory, the praise, and the excellency of the power may be of God and not of us. Also that THE FAITH of our hearers may be IN GOD, not in us!


Henry Mahan – 1985

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