Strengthened - Day 1 - True Strength

Listen:

Ephesians 6:10 - 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.

Learn:

In the first three chapters of Ephesians, Paul is identifying our inheritance and identity in Jesus. The next two and a half chapters then address how we are to walk as God’s children. Now, in his closing remarks to the church, Paul gives a discourse on the warfare we will face as believers. This warfare is a spiritual battle that we all take part in; however, a battle that we are not to fight in our own assets, in our own power, or alone. Paul rather, urges us to rely upon the Lord and his might. He reminds us that God wants to be our strength, as his strength is immeasurable.

This means that our Lord is not far off looking out and waiting to see how we will do on the battlefield. Our God is fighting for us and desires to be our strength. He is walking through the difficulties of life right beside us.

Whatever we face in life whether physical or spiritual battles, suffering or hardships - we can trust that the Lord “who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them” (Psalm 146:6-7) is with those he chose and adopted in Christ (Eph. 1:4-5). The beauty is that God is a loving father who holds us up, when we are downcast (Psalm 3:30), who will be with us always (Matthew 28:20b), and who has proven all this at the cross of Jesus.

Live:

• How have you been relying upon your strength rather than the Lord’s?

• What would it look like for you to trust in His strength and not your own?

• Action - Spend some time in prayer praising God for His strength and might.