Pierced by the Word, Yet Again.

By | November 3, 2005

He must increase, but I must decrease. –

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. –

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 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. –

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. –

Whatever good I do, is because of Christ. It is he who works in me to do his good pleasure. Oh! That Christ may work in me so that I boast all the more in Him.


30 He must increase, but I must decrease.” (ESV)


The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction. (ESV)


But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 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. (ESV)


18 Pride goes before destruction,
and a haughty spirit before a fall. (ESV)