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In the Strength of His Might

July 12, 2018

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In the Strength of His Might

It seems like we want  to be such strong people  in the eyes  of others.      Admitting our weaknesses  is embarrassing.     But,  no matter who we are,  we are all just humans — vulnerable to sin,  physical ailments,  failures,  and just doing dumb things  that don’t make sense.     We never will be  without weaknesses  in this world.

In all our striving  in this world,  it is unwise  to depend  on our own strength,  wisdom,  or other abilities.      We will fail  in the long run — that is throughout eternity — if we only look  to ourselves  for all our strength and leading.

Where can we get  the right kind  of help?     There really isn’t anybody else  one can honestly depend on  for all the strength,  wisdom,  and common sense  that is needed  for this life.     Everyone else  has plenty  of their own foibles.     In Ephesians 6:10-12,  Paul shows us  where we can get  true strength  and wisdom.

Finally,  be strong in the Lord,  and in the strength  of His might.     Put on  the full armor  of God,  that you may be able  to stand firm  against the schemes  of the devil. 

For our struggle  is not against flesh and blood,  but against the rulers,  against the powers,  against the world forces  of this darkness,  against the spiritual forces  of wickedness  in the heavenly places.

The strength and common sense we need,  in order to get through this world,  are found only  in the Lord.     In our humanity,  we might see our goal  as being successful  at our job.     But,  as we are striving  for just that,  we will come up against  all sorts  of temptations and challenges  that will lead us away  from a true faith  in the Lord God Almighty.

So,  while we might imagine  we’re having success  in our job,  all by ourselves,  in actuality,  the devil has side-winded us,  and we’ve fallen  into all sorts  of sins — because we were depending  on our own strength  and wisdom.     On our own,  we are failures — and we don’t even know it.

We need  to realize  what we are really struggling with.     Every day of our lives,  we are really dealing  with all the problems   the devil throws  in our way.     That is why it is absolutely vital  that we always “be strong  in the Lord,  and in the strength  of His might.”     It is unsafe  to try to do anything  in our own strength.     God wants us  to look  to Him.     We need  to look  to Him.

Whatever kinds of desires  and goals  we have,  let us always go  to the Lord  and let Him  be our guide  for living.     The Bible shows us  God’s way  for living.     It is the best field manual  we can ever have.     When we are using  God’s word  and prayer,  while putting our faith  in our Savior,  the Lord will lead us  in His strength  and wisdom.

Then we will say,  “Hallelujah!     My Lord,  You made all things  and have saved us  through Jesus Christ.     Your wisdom  and strength  are so right  and good.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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