Sunday, June 16, 2013

Be Strong In The Lord

Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. (1 Corinthians 16:13)

  • We try living up to the name ‘man’.
  • We try to be strong and macho.
  • But often it is just a fa├žade.
  • For all our effort, we realize we don’t measure up.
  • Underneath the bravado, we harbor a host of fears, insecurities, and shortcomings.
  • Much of our manliness is pure bluff.
  • Paul was man enough to admit it: “We also are weak,” (2 Cor. 13:4).
  • That is not pious chatter.
  • It is a humbling fact.
  • But Paul insisted here that we are to be men of courage.
  • How can we be the strong person that God meant for us to be?
  • Only by putting ourselves in God’s hands.
  • Only by asking Him to make us that way through His power and enablement.
  • May the Lord God give us courage through His conquering Spirit.
  • May He make us an overcomer in power within us.
  • True strength is the power of God in the soul.

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