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Paradoxes

A paradox is a statement, belief, or perspective that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense. The prophet Isaiah writes that Divine thoughts are not the same as human thoughts (Isa. 55:6) and the Lord Jesus declares that His kingdom is not of this world (Jn. 16:13). Both of these statements set forth the existence of two worlds. The greater of the two worlds sets forth the premise that we find by losing (Mt. 10:39); exalted by being humbled (Psm. 75:6); become great by becoming little (Mt. 18:4); are strong when weak (2 Cor. 12:10); and conquer by yielding (Rom. 13:14). It becomes obvious that this is not the world that is seen but this is the most powerful world. These are paradoxes which provokes us to redefine strength and weakness. And perhaps, there is something beyond success called greatness.



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