TO BE BROKEN

Why does God have to break us before He use us? Well, for obvious reasons but, C.H. Spurgeon speaks about the way in which God likes to bring people to the very end of themselves before taking ahold of them and using them for his glory: “Is it not a curious thing that whenever God means to make a man great, He always first breaks him in pieces? There was a man whom the Lord meant to make into a prince. How did He do it? Why, He met him one night and wrestled with him! You always hear about Jacob’s wrestling. Well, I dare say he did, but it was not Jacob who was the principal wres- tler—“There wrestled a man with Him until the breaking of the day.” God touched the hollow of Jacob’s thigh and put it out of joint before He called him “Israel,” that is, “a Prince of God.” The wrestling was to take all his strength out of him and when his strength was gone, then God called him a prince (Sermon 2282).

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I am a 4given sinner saved by the blood of Christ.
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