Why He Didn’t Faint

II Corinthians 4:1  Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

I do not know of anyone who hasn’t felt the pressure to faint.  Even the best of Christians go through some very deep and dark valleys, that take us to our limits.  Paul was no exception, but he learned how to not faint.  In this chapter, we find some of his secrets for why he didn’t faint.

I.  He Had A Cause                                           verses 14-16

A.  His cause included a knowledge of Jesus’ return

B.  His cause included an understanding of who he labored for

1.  For their sakes
2.  For the glory of God

II.  He Had A Daily Renewal                          verse 16

This is done through our daily walk with God

III.  He Had An Eternal Focus                       verse 18

This is accomplished when we see things from Gods’ point of view, and realize this life is temporal

– S. Borner, Pastor