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One Who Is Strong on Earth is Not Above the One Who is Weak

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"Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6).”

Those who are weak on earth could be considered strong in faith, in the Eyes of God. What we consider strong on earth is quite erroneous and callous in how we convict each other based on mere strength and physical ability. To have faith in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ equates great strength.

"But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong (2 Corinthians 12:9-10).”

The act of having faith is not the only part that equates strength. Anyone can state the words that they indeed believe in God, and our Lord Jesus, but more is needed. It is the mere sustaining and upholding the ways of our Lord that is the true sense of strength.
Sin and temptations will seek to sway you away from God. That is the when we need strength the most. Being able to stand tall and push against sins and temptation is the constant challenges of the Christian. There is no easy path when we follow in the steps of our Lord Jesus. We must work hard and do according to the Lord’s Will in order to proceed and enter the Kingdom of God.

Beloved, ensure you are strong in your faith and convictions. Maintain that communication with Jesus and do a little more each day to strengthen that bond. When people call you weak and worthless, remember that they called Jesus that first. In John 15:18, our Lord Jesus said: "If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first”. Be happy to be condemned, mocked, and hated, for our Lord Jesus went through the same thing.

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