Our Strength Comes from Above


He Hath Said

Finally, my brethren, bestrongintheLord, and inthe power of His might. …and as thy days, so shall thy strength be. -Ephesians 6:10; Deuteronomy 33:25

This provision is meant to meet weakness. The words carry a tacit hint to us that we have no strength of our own, but have need of strength from above. Our proud hearts need such a hint; for often we poor creatures begin to rely upon ourselves. Although we are weak as water, we get the notion that our own wit, or our own experience, may now suffice us, though once they might not have done so. But our best powers will not suffice us now, any more than in our youth. If we begin to rest in ourselves it will not be long before we find out our folly. The Lord will not let his people depend upon themselves:…

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