“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might” Ephesians chapter 6 verse 10.
During the New Year holidays we took time to look around some beautiful church buildings and came to a stained glass window. There we saw a soldier clad in armour from head to toe, the belt had gems on it and a gorgeous cape of red and purple was slung around his shoulders. The inscription read “Fight the Good Fight”. What does it mean to fight this good fight? The soldier in the Bible is depicted as a person who has trusted Christ for salvation. Ephesians chapter 6 verses 10 to 17 give a lot more detail about a soldier of Christ.
Where does this soldier get his strength from then? “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might” verse 10. It is all too easy to think we can do something by ourselves. That is never in view for a soldier of Christ. At all times, this soldier is to look to the Lord, to the Saviour Himself. He has strength that He can, and is willing, to give to us. His might is powerful!
“Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” verse 11. This is our enemy; we are to stand against the wiles or tricks of the devil. From the first mention of the devil, he is called a serpent in Genesis 3 verse 1, and we are given to understand that one characteristic displayed was subtilty. Another characteristic was telling lies.
God will equip us to be strong in the Lord as we fight the good fight. Let us look to Him, firstly for salvation and secondly to be strong through His strength and might. He has promised to help and He cannot fail His promise.
Today “Be strong in the Lord” and have a victorious Monday!