As we hear of more cases of the Covid-19 here in many parts of the world, and how it is affecting family members and friends, our minds go to the Scriptures for comfort, wisdom and stability. Yesterday I pointed us to the only sure place of peace in these times – in the Lord.
I thought of J. Oswald Sanders and his book, Enjoying Intimacy with God. In the fifteenth chapter, Intimacy Prevents Discouragement, Sanders points to Paul’s attitude that flowed out of his close walk with the Lord.
If Paul can be so positive in circumstances that were far more difficult than ours, so can we. Sanders reminds us that “we lose heart when we lose the sense of wonder at the surpassing superiority of the ministry entrusted to us. “Our sufficiency is from God, who also made us sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit” (3:5-6; page 130).
Be sure to strengthen your heart through getting close to the source of courage and comfort.
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