Friday, October 10, 2014

Strength For Today

"As your days--so shall your strength be!" Deuteronomy 33:25

Strength was not promised in advance--enough for all of life, or even for a year, or for a month. The promise was, that for each day, when it came with its own needs, duties, battles, and griefs--enough strength would be given. As the burden increased--more strength would be imparted. As the night grew darker--the lamps would shine out more brightly.

The important thought here is, that strength is not emptied into our hearts in bulk--a supply for years to come--but is kept in reserve, and divinely given day by day, just as the day's needs require.

"Give us this day our daily bread." Matthew 6:11
"On the day I called, You answered me; You increased strength within me!" Psalm 138:3

(J.R. Miller, "The Shining Light" 1911)

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