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The Concurrent Working of Deep Opposites

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The above title was a phrase used by English Bishop HCG Moule in his commentary on 2 Cor 4:8-12.  

We are simultaneously being put to death (death of self) and being raised up into new creation power, joy and peace by God.  This is the cross of Christ.  It is a collision of two paradoxical opposites which takes us to a third place of transcendence.  We are enabled to transcend our problems while still in the midst of them.  Be we must hold this tension when we are caught in it.  This is what it means to take up the cross daily.  We are not to try to escape this tension.  Transformation only takes place in this tension.  Don't transmit your pain.  Allow God to transform it.  Somebody humiliates you.  Instead of lashing out or getting even, hold this within believing God will use it to grow you toward maturity.  

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