2 Timothy 2:1—”Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.”
What does it mean to be strong in His grace?
To be strong, endue with strength, to be strengthened, increase in strength, to empower, enable.
Ephesians 6:10—”Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.”
We are strong in the Lord. And, in the strength of His might.
Ephesians 1:19—”And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,”
The enemy is in a war against God’s grace and mighty power in us. Satan is constantly trying to lead us into a performance gospel away from the grace gospel. When we depend on our will power, we are missing the mighty power of His grace.
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Lord, may we recognize when the enemy is leading us to rely on our performance that we may instead trust in the exceeding greatness of Your mighty power.