Related commentaries – Discouragement

By God’s Grace I Will Not Quit – II Corinthians 4:1 – 4:6

Lost in The Desert

Larry Olsen describes a man lost in the desert: “He has been out of food and water for days. His lips are swollen, his tongue is swollen, he’s all beat up and bloody. Some of his bones are almost peeking through. He has been scraped and beat up by the cactus, sand and sun. He’s blistered. As he’s crawling over this little hill he comes across this little plant and props himself up on one bloody elbow, looks down at this plant and says, ‘You know, if things keep going like this I might get discouraged!’” (Larry Olsen, Outdoor Survival Skills - Swindoll’s Book of Illustrations, p. 164)