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September 22

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord. — Eph 6:10

Strength is commended in all the Bible as a duty. We are never exhorted to be weak. God is very patient with weakness, but He would have it brought to Him, and then it becomes strength.

Paul exhorts us here to be strong in the Lord. Life is not easy for us. All its best things have to be won in struggle. Only he that overcometh can receive the reward.

It is a comfort to us to know that He in whose name we are to be strong is the Mighty One. He overcame the world, and thus is able to help us in all our battles. No one ever can be defeated who has Christ for his Friend and Helper.

Those who would enter the battle must put on the whole armor of God. They must not only fight, but must also stand in defense when assailed – and oftentimes it is harder to stand than to fight. If we would be strong we must be true and must keep right with God.

Apart from Christ we can do nothing; in Christ we can do all things.

Mornings With God - September 22

Public domain content taken from Morning Thoughts by J.R. Miller.

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