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Habakkuk/Hebrews, part 3…

But they will be held guilty,  They whose strength is their god.”  (Habakkuk 1:11)

Let’s take a detour and talk about where we need to seek our strength:

  GRACE IS ENOUGH

2 Corinthians 12:9 “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient (brings contentment) for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities (needs), that the power (same word as “strength”) of Christ may rest upon me.”

The Lord told Paul that His grace would provide contentment. (The word, “sufficient” is the same word as “contentment” in our Hebrews 13:5 verse!)   Grace is the power of Christ. It is not easy to be content, it takes the power of Christ. This contentment in this verse deals with contentment in weakness and infirmities. If the Lord does not change our infirmities, then we are to rely on His grace which is his power.

“Grace” and “strength” are both mentioned in Acts 4:33 -” And with great power (same word as “strength”) gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.”

“Power” appears 120 times in the New Testament as “miracles,” “strength,” “works,” “mighty works,” “ability,” “virtue,” and “meaning.”

There is coming a day when everyone will know from whence comes STRENGTH:

Isa 45:23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
Isa 45:24 Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.
Isa 45:25 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.

And a reminder of the power of God’s strength:

1Pe 1:5  Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

2Pe 1:3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

Rev 19:1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:

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October 18, 2013 - Posted by | Habakkuk, Ladies Bible Study Notes, Learning to read - accurately, Studying Hebrews

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