The power Of God’s Word is amazing! Sometimes we forget that it is what the Scriptures say, not what we say about them, that is most important. Samuel Bagster (1772-1851) understood this. The example below is taken from “Daily Light from the Bible”).It is like a string of precious pearls—all of which comes directly from the Word of God. Read it and be blessed:
Be strong … and work: for I am with you,
saith the LORD of hosts.
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. -I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. -Strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. -The joy of the LORD is your strength.
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Let your hands be strong, ye that hear in these days these words by the mouth of the prophets. -Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not. -The LORD looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might.
If God be for us, who can be against us? -Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not.
Let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. -Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
————————— Haggai 2:4; John 15:5; Philippians 4:13; Ephesians 6:10; Nehemiah 8:10; Zechariah 8:9; Isaiah 35:3,4; Judges 6:14; Romans 8:31; 2 Corinthians 4:1; Galatians 6:9; 1 Corinthians 15:57