Sunday, January 08, 2012


"The Christian ought to rely on divine strength because this plan results in the greatest advancement of God's own glory (see Ephesians 1:4, 12)."
“If the provisions were left in our own hands, we would soon be bankrupt merchants. God knows we are weak, like cracked pitchers-- if filled to the brim and set aside, the contents would soon leak out. So He puts us under a flowing fountain of His strength and constantly refills us. This was the provision He made for Israel in the wilderness.”
“If God had given you a lifetime supply of His grace to begin with and left you to handle your own account, you would have thought Him generous indeed. But He is magnified even more by the open account He sets up in your name. Now you must acknowledge not only that your strength comes from God in the first place, but that you are continually in debt for every withdrawal of strength you make throughout your Christian course.”
“When a child travels with his parents, all his expenses are covered by his father-- not himself. Likewise, no saint shall say of heaven when he arrives there, "This is heaven, which I have built by the power of my own might." No, the heavenly Jerusalem is a city "whose builder and maker is God" (Hebrews 11:10).”

Hebrews also tells us He is the author and finisher of our faith. It is His provision each day that allows us to move forward, therefor we dare not boast that we somehow are deserving of the glory, honor or praise.

For the complete devotional purchase  'The Christian in Complete Armour daily devotional by Gurnall and Bell.

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