“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.” – 2 Corinthians 4:7
The world is fond of cute little sayings that might or might not make any sense, like–“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on”. Really? Did you ever try to tie a knot while hanging at the end of a rope? Flying might be easier! The late Adrian Rogers made a better point when he said:
“If you’re like most people, you don’t realize your dependency on God until you’re burned out from stress—either self-induced or caused by circumstances beyond your control.
Why is that?
Paul says it’s because we are fragile. But he doesn’t stop there. He says that God made us this way so that His power may be known through us! (See 1 Cor. 1:26-31)
Maybe someone told you, “Oh, just tie a knot and hang on!” Sometimes God wants us to let go of the rope because it is keeping us tied down to our destructive habits. We are totally dependent on God so that the love of His Son may be made known to the world.
Get a piece of rope and tie a knot in it. Let it sit on your desk this week as a reminder that God is more than just a knot at the end of the rope. He is the Savior of the World!”