Lent day 3: Stand.
Ephesians 6:10-20 says we are to stand in the strength of the Lord but how do you stand in someone else’s strength?
Let’s remember the confrontation here is not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers. Whose strength is sufficient to that? Well, Jesus. One time he proved himself sufficient was when he was tempted by the Devil in the wilderness. And while his human strength may have been flagging after fasting for 40 days, Jesus knew there was sufficient strength to stand in God’s Word and Spirit.
The same holds true for us. No one possesses the kind of strength necessary for the spiritual battles ahead, but those who have union with Christ are not operating in their own strength – but His.
As we take God at His Word this Lent we’re going to discover a strength not our own but all sufficient to meet the challenges of the days in which we now stand.