08: Strengthened not Sapped

Published on Aug 10, 2022

Ephesians 6:10 – Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 

Paul reminds his readers that every Christian is engaged in spiritual warfare.

Spiritual warfare is to stand against the devil and face the forces of evil and darkness. Every Christian faces this reality in their life. There are two essential parts to combat this battle, Paul says viz. to be strong in the Lord and to put on the full armor of God.

God is the greatest storehouse of all the power we could ever need. And yet, we can use that great resource of strength, only when we choose to rely on Him. His might does not work in us if we sit passively. The Bible tells us David strengthened himself in the Lord (1 Samuel 30:6).

The strength of a Christian is often sapped when we are focused on our own strength or that of others, on money, career, etc. It is not that we do everything and leave God out nor is it that we do nothing and God does everything. The key is to by faith rely on His might more and more and then do the work.

Is your strength increasing as you walk with the Lord?

Lord may I increasingly depend on your power and might.

Author

Preethi Alice Jacob

Preethi Jacob is the author of the yearlong devotional At the Potter’s Wheel, Day by Day. Her journey includes teaching a Bible Study Fellowship class, teaching and leading the Sunday School ministry in her church, leading Bible studies, besides counselling young women. She serves on the Global Mission Team of the United Bible Societies and lives in Bangalore, India with her husband and two young adult children.

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