"Whose Glory do we live for?"
In the truest sense of the WORD, 'I
aim to GLORIFY GOD with my writings. And so as weak, as I often feel, I ask GOD, to strengthen me, in my writing." Why? Well, because I know that the powers of darkness, would have me stop altogether!" They want me, and us," to do absolutely nothing, "for The GLORY of GOD."
I thought about this, when I read about Paul's visit, to the third HEAVEN.
After considering such an experience, I praised GOD, that he didn't return from such GLORY, saying: “I can write no more!" I have seen things that make my writings seem like straw.”
Paul had seen a vision. And 2 Corinthians 12:3-9, describes his experience like this: “[I]—whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but GOD knows—how he was caught up to paradise and heard inexpressible WORDS, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.” Of such a One I will boast; yet of myself I will not boast, except in my infirmities. For though I might desire to boast, I will not be a fool; for I will speak The TRUTH. But I refrain, lest anyone should think of me above what he sees me to be or hears from me.
And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revalations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
Concerning this thing I pleaded with The LORD three times that it might depart from me. And HE said to me,
"MY GRACE is sufficient for you, for MY strength is made perfect in weakness."
Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the POWER of CHRIST may rest upon me.
[Yes, that the POWER of The WORD of The LIVING GOD, "JESUS CHRIST," may rest upon us, Beloved Brethren!"
Paul's writings left us to reflect on an ocean of GOD’S GOODNESS that neither logic nor reason could ever express. And personally, speaking, my writings leave me without hope of finishing my work in a way that would do justice to a GOD Who sent HIS Son to be crucified as payment for my sins. But nonetheless, in the POWER of GOD, Paul continued to write, doing so in the awareness of what he couldn’t express or finish in his own strength. And so, he meditated on The WORD of The LIVING GOD, at length!"
For Psalm 1:2 assures us that if we meditate on The WORD of GOD, we will be fruitful, and our leaves will not wither.
So in all the troubles Paul encountered in service to The LORD JESUS CHRIST, 2nd Corinthians 11:16–33; 12:8–9, reveals that he could look back and see in his weakness, a GOD of "GRACE" and "GOODNESS" beyond what words could say.
Consider his written testimony.
Paul gives it his very best, writing these WORDS, for everyone who knows that we desperately need a SAVIOR. Consider Romans 11:32-36
For GOD has committed them all to disobedience, that HE might have MERCY on all.
Oh, the depths of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of GOD!
How unreachable are HIS judgements and HIS ways past finding out!
"For who has known The Mind of The LORD?
Or who has become HIS counselor?"
Or who has first given to HIM
And it shall be repaid to him?"
For of HIM and through HIM and to HIM are all things, to Whom be GLORY FOREVER.
[Yes, all "GLORY," "HONOR," and "PRAISE," belong to Who?"