2 Corinthians 1:11
“Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.”
Sometimes the distresses of life can press us in such a way that we are unable to give thanks unto the Lord ourselves.
Paul and Timothy experienced this.
2 Corinthians 1:8
“For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:”
They were in despair and without strength because of their trouble; but God used it to remind them of Who they could trust.
2 Corinthians 1:9-10
“But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead: Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;”
When other fail us, we must remember to trust in the only One Who never will.
“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”
They were thankful for those who gave thanks when they could not.
“…thanks may be given by many on our behalf.”
If we can relate with their need in the time of trouble, may it cause us to also give thanks on the behalf of others.
“Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.”
Give thanks today for those who have given thanks on your behalf.
Ezekiel 37-38 | Psalm 115-116
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