“For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling.” 1 Corinthians 2:2-3
When Paul chose to disregard everything he knew and only focus on the truth of what Jesus did, he writes that he was weak, fearful, and trembling. Thinking about the incredible power of what Jesus did on the Cross still overwhelmed Paul. He couldn’t move past the enormity of it; Paul trembled to even share the gospel with the Corinthians.
Does the gospel have this power in your life? When you read the story of the Cross in your Bible or hear it in a sermon, do you tremble? When you share the gospel with your friends or family, are you overcome by its power and your weakness? Sometimes we forget the amazing grace we’ve been given and we become numb to the gospel. But Jesus’ ultimate love for us should never feel commonplace. We do not display God’s power well when we share a gospel that is commonplace. Let us become people who tremble over the power of the gospel every day.
Glorious Father, I confess that I have not acted as though your love has power. Help me to daily remember Your power and Your grace on the Cross, and to share it with others. In Jesus’ name, Amen.