PRIDE YOURSELF IN HIS ABILITY I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me
ye can do nothing (John 15:5).
The Lord said, “…without me ye can do nothing.” By your own human ability, ingenuity, wisdom, skills, and competence, you can’t achieve anything. Therefore, never pride yourself in your seeming human
abilities. Trust in the Lord.
Your success is wholly dependent on your connection to the Lord. Your competence is of Him (Read 2 Corinthians 3:5 AMPC). No wonder Paul made his boast in the Lord, saying, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13). He didn’t say, “I can do all things because I’m so knowledgeable”; no. It’s about Christ and who He is in you—His ministry in and through you.
It brings to mind the story of Asa in 2 Chronicles 14. The Bible tells us Judah was invaded by an army of a million men and three hundred chariots. King Asa and his army were completely outnumbered. Asa realized that the only way to victory was to completely rely on the Lord.
In 2 Chronicles 14:11, Asa cried unto the LORD his God in heartfelt prayers, and said, “…LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against
The Lord responded and gave Judah a remarkable victory: “So the LORD smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah; and the Ethiopians fled” (2 Chronicles 14:12). Now, here’s something to notice about Asa: he didn’t sit idly by, thinking, “Whatever will be, will be”; he took action. Your step of faith is important. Having prayed, Asa and his army charged against the enemy forces and got the victory. Hallelujah!
Dear Father, I thank you for your divine power that works in me mightily. I’m excellent, and I have an excellent life! I can do all things because the power that works in me is divine, and therefore unlimited. Blessed be your Name forever. Amen!
2 Corinthians 4:7; Colossians 1:10-11; Ephesians 6:10
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Hebrews 3 & Jeremiah 38-40
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: 1 Peter 2:1-12 & Ezekiel 34
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