Mar 31, 2017

Strength of a Disciple of Jesus

Psalm 20:7-8 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm.

Christian faith demands that we put our trust, not in the human might and power, not in the things which are valued according to this world system, But in the might and strength of our Lord Jesus. As the Word of God says, we walk by faith and not by sight. (2 Cor 5:7)

Often, in our faith walk, we come across people who (bless their souls) are constantly scheming, planning, whose trust is in their own strength and might or the might of money or weapons or their influence or their heritage. This verse reminds us that such a person shall surely be brought down and they shall fall - Because the source of their power is earthly and corrupt. But for the child of God who trusts in the Lord, the promise of the Lord is that he shall raise and stand upright. Friends, our trust is in the name of our Lord and surely, that divine source of powerwill keep our feet planted on the rock of Christ Jesus. Our Faith rests in the power of God - not in the wisdom of men (1 Cor 2:5). 

What rest we enjoy when we trust the Lord and His name. Mountains may shake, but such faith shall not be shaken, for our rest is in the power of our God. Jer 17:1 says: Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and Him alone. He shall be fruitful ! Dear friend, are you leaning on the crutch of this world? Those who lean on the world (i.e. trust in chariots and horses) shall experience the frailty of that crutch and they shall be brought down and fail. But they that know the Lord shall be strong and they shall do mighty works. (Dan 11:32)

Zech 4:6-7 'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the LORD Almighty.  "What are you, O mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground.

When you're faced with a mighty mountain, don't despair. It's not by our puny strength or power that we will conquer it, but by the Spirit of God, and the strength of the Lord of Hosts. Our Lord will fight our battles for us and He shall make the mighty mountain that's standing in His path to be converted into level ground. In our weakness, our Lord's strength is made manifest. 

As the Christian song goes, Strength will rise as we wait upon the lord!

God Bless you!