Second Corinthians paints a detailed portrait of God’s servants that stands in stark contrast with the world’s superficial snapshot of leadership. In this letter, Paul teaches us that God works through humble servants, the weak and the frail, to display the glories of his power and sufficiency of his grace.
Paul talked about the blindness and heart-heartedness of his fellow Jews, but what he says of them is true of all the sons and daughters of Adam. We all enter this world with the same congenital heart defect. And there is nothing that we can do to change it. Another must do it for us.