The Weaker The Better

We have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us (2 CO 4.7).

God is glorified amid human frailty.  When Christ was crucified in weakness, God unleashed redemption on multitudes.  The weaker you are, the better for God to display the gospel’s power through you.

photo by matt.hintsa

  • Jon Wymer

    If this is true and since this is true, how does this philosophy seep into our ministry?

  • Ron Reffett

    Hey Mark!
    Very timely post, as usual! I am so very weak, I feel especially weak today. I’m reminded of the truth that God is most glorified when we are at our weakest, as Paul states in 2 Cor. 12:9. God’s grace is sufficient for us for God’s power is made perfect in our weaknesses, Thank you for such a wonderful encouragement, I truly needed this today!
    Ron Reffett

  • Megan Liz

    This is so important to remember during any kind of ministry. If our focus is on God’s glory, I think we’ll be much braver and ready to do all kinds of “hard things”. It’s not us working, it’s God working in us!

  • Mark Altrogge


    I like Megan’s reply. I’d also add that being aware of our weakness should cause us to seek the Lord and his strength, and should be a cause for humility.

    Hey Ron,

    Welcome to the weaklings club. It’s so good for God to show us how weak we are, because it can drive us to seek him. Thanks again for your encouragement.

    Great comment Megan,

    I need to remember this because I often avoid hard things. Thanks!

  • YellerDaisies

    Very good and helpful reminder. Thank you!

  • Mark Altrogge

    Thanks Yeller!