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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 8359 weakness, spiritual
8359 weakness, spiritual

8359 weakness, spiritual

Human standards of strength and weakness are overturned by God’s perspective and may be used for his glory.

Spiritual weakness leads to increased reliance on God

2Co 12:10 See also Mt 26:41 pp Mk 14:38; Ro 4:19; 1Co 1:27-29; 1Co 2:2-5

Weakness demonstrates the power of God

1Co 1:27 See also Isa 40:29-31; Isa 50:4; Jer 31:25; 2Co 12:5-10

God helps those who are weak

Ro 8:26 See also Isa 40:29; Eze 34:16; Joel 3:10; Heb 11:34

Spiritual weakness should not be despised

Ro 15:1 See also Mt 26:41 pp Mk 14:38; Ro 14:1; 1Co 4:10; 1Co 8:7-12; 1Co 9:22

Overcoming spiritual weakness

The importance of overcoming weakness Heb 12:12 See also Jos 1:6-7; Joel 3:10; Mt 6:28-33; 1Co 16:13; Heb 11:11

Weakness can be overcome by trusting in God Ro 4:20 See also Mt 8:26; Mt 14:30-31; 2Ti 1:6-8; Jas 1:6

See also

1045God, glory of
1180God, wisdom of
3030Holy Spirit, power
3221Holy Spirit & prayer
5450poverty, spiritual
6253temptation, avoiding causing
6671grace & Christian life
8026faith, growth in
8030trust
8224dependence
8353tolerance

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