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1:9 we had received the sentence of death. Paul was convinced that God had decided it was time for him to die.
rely not on ourselves. God’s purpose in our afflictions often is to drive us to this conclusion.
who raises the dead. The resurrection of the dead is a revelation of God’s unsurpassable power (Eph. 1:20).