Psa. 8:2 π Eccl. 9:11 π Isa. 66:2 π Mt. 16:4 π Lk. 10:21 π 2 Cor. 12:9 π 2 Cor. 12:10 π 2 Cor. 13:4
“Out of the mouths of babes and infants You have ordained strength, Because of Your enemies, that You may silence the enemy and the avenger.” ( Psa. 8:2; top )
The babes in the verse above are the mature Christians who act with the same complete trust as children do, who now who to go to receive their strength. This child-likeness is maturity. These babe-like, seasoned Christians are used by the Lord as He desires and, as a result of their obedience, strongholds of enemy forces are obliterated by God’s nuclear-like strength.
We have failed to see this truth as Christians because we have been so busy trying to emulate the world by being macho-like Christians. This reliance on human strength has permeated Christian thinking today to the point that it is about to leaven the whole body of believers. God be merciful.
Miracles seem to be the standard for Christian status in this hour. If we can get someone raised from the dead (that God is likely taking home), then that church has “arrived.” If we are looking for signs and wonders, we could easily be classified by the Lord as in Scripture, where He called them a wicked generation because they were looking for signs. ( Mt. 16:4; top ) Glorifying God is not done by doing signs and wonders. The false prophet, the beast, and anti-Christ.
Our God is not looking for strong Christians. He is looking for the man that is poor and of a contrite sprit, and trembles to obey the voice of the Lord. ( Isa. 66:2 ) He gives power to the faint and says, “My strength is made perfect in (our) weakness,” ( 2 Cor. 12:9 ), and in another place, “…For we also are weak in Him…” ( 2 Cor. 13:4; top )
He has hid His power from the wise and prudent and has revealed it unto the babes. ( Lk. 10:21; top )
We need to see that the Lord gives grace and strength unto the lowly and “not to the strong nor to the swift the race.” ( Eccl. 9:11; top )
If we aren’t weak, we’ll never feel the need of God.
“Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then am I strong.” ( 2 Cor. 12:10; top )
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