2 Corinthians 11:30 (ESV): 30 If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.
Paul was continuing to defend his ministry to the church in Corinth. This statement concludes a long list of the sufferings he had endured as an apostle.
In the next chapter, Paul continued boasting of his weakness, speaking of a great vision of paradise that he had experienced, yet a thorn in the flesh that God would not remove, so that he would not be proud.
Therefore, Paul said… 2 Corinthians 12:10 (ESV): 10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Do we boast of our weaknesses, or our strengths? Are we content to be known for things that magnify our weaknesses, or must we hide any deformity and act as if all is well?
Heavenly Father, may I boast of my weaknesses so that you may be strong in me. Amen.