Re:Verse – 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 (day six). It had been 14 years, and Paul was just now talking about it. Even after 14 years, he could only speak of the experience in the third person. Others had the same experience…enter into the presence of God and suddenly and eternally you recognize His majesty. God is so mighty, so majestic, so brilliant that man is forever changed.
Re:Verse – 2 Corinthians 12:10
It happened to Moses! When Moses spent time with God, his whole face shown with indescribable brilliance, so much so that he had to wear a veil before the children of Israel. When Job, the most righteous man on earth, came face to face with God in Job 38-41, he could hardly answer out of fear and the humility he felt. Isaiah came face to face with God in Isaiah 6 and his response was “woe is me, I am undone.”
Paul’s life was so transformed by his experience with God, that there was absolutely no place for boasting except in Christ. Have you been in the presence of God? What is the impact on your life?
Larry Soape, Assoc. Pastor, Core SS, Median and Senior Adults, and Missions, guest blogger