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Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. (Ephesians 6:10 NIV)

Human strength is relative. One person may be considered strong until compared to a professional weight lifter. The professional weight lifter’s strength is weak compared to that of an ox. Human strength is relative, but God’s strength is absolute. The old hymn affirms, “If in our own strength we did abide, our striving would be losing.” Our battles are “not against flesh and blood but against rulers, authorities, powers – the spiritual forces of evil . . .” We are ants against elephants.

The good news is that even the combined strength of all our enemies is weak compared to God’s absolute power. And, He makes His power available to you. You need but ask for it and then, by faith, act on it. In God’s strength you can crush an army; with your God you can leap over a wall (2 Samuel 22:30).

© Paul R Downing, Daybreak Devotions

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