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OUR DAILY BREAD Devotional || 18th October 2022 — Beyond Words

OUR DAILY BREAD Devotional || 18th October 2022 — Beyond Words

OUR DAILY BREAD Devotional || 18th October 2022 — Beyond Words

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TOPIC: Beyond Words

TEXT: This man . . . heard inexpressible things, things that no one is permitted to tell. 2 Corinthians 12:3–4

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE & INSIGHT: 2 Corinthians 12:1–10

TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL: OUR DAILY BREAD Devotional || 18th October 2022 — Beyond Words

Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274) was one of the church’s most celebrated defenders of the faith. Yet just three months before his death, something caused him to leave unfinished his Summa Theologica, the massive legacy of his life’s work.

While reflecting on the broken body and shed blood of his Savior, Aquinas claimed to see a vision that left him without words. He said, “I can write no more. I have seen things that make my writings seem like straw.”

Before Aquinas, Paul too had a vision. In 2 Corinthians, he described the experience: “[I]—whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows—was caught up to paradise and heard inexpressible things” (12:3–4).

OUR DAILY BREAD Devotional || 18th October 2022 — Beyond Words

Paul and Aquinas left us to reflect on an ocean of goodness that neither words nor reason can express. The implications of what Aquinas saw left him without hope of finishing his work in a way that would do justice to a God who sent His Son to be crucified for us.

By contrast, Paul continued to write, but he did so in the awareness of what he couldn’t express or finish in his own strength.

OUR DAILY BREAD Devotional || 18th October 2022 — Beyond Words

In all the troubles Paul encountered in service to Christ (2 Corinthians 11:16–33; 12:8–9), he could look back and see, in his weakness, a grace and goodness beyond words and wonder.

Reflect & Pray

What problem have you had that seemed like a curse? How have you seen God show Himself good to you in ways you can’t describe?

Father in heaven, please give me the courage today to look for an inexpressible sense of Your presence and strength in my weakness.

BIBLE IN A YEAR:

  • Isaiah 53–55
  • 2 Thessalonians 1
 Prayer Of Salvation

Thank you for reading Devotional Here Today On Kingdom Sermons, You are encouraged to please give your life to the LORD JESUS CHRIST if you have not done that before.

Say This Prayer

Dear God,
I come to You in the Name of Jesus. I admit that I am not right with You, and I want to be right with You. I ask You to forgive me of all my sins. The Bible says if I confess with my mouth that “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in my heart that God raised.

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