The Doorpost: Our strength comes from depending on the Lord

Ray King  ·  Jun 27, 2018

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

The verse above doesn’t say to be strong in ourselves. It says to be strong in the Lord. How do we do this?

The next verse says to “put on” the weapons He has provided. Later we are told to “pray in the Spirit” at all times. Galatians 5:16 tells us to “walk by the Spirit.”

Before Jesus was crucified, He told His disciples that they would be better off when He returned to heaven, because then the Helper would come to them (John 16:7-11). Before He returned to heaven, He told them to wait in Jerusalem until they had received this power (Acts 1:4-5).    

We have a spiritual Resource that was not available to all of God’s people until the day the Spirit came to live in us. Our strength comes from depending on the Lord—putting on His armor, praying in the Spirit, and walking by the Spirit.

Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.