Oh how Moses and the Israelites sang unto the Lord when they saw the Egyptians overtaken by the red sea they had just crossed upon dry land, for they knew it was not by their strength but by the Lord did they triumph over their enemy! (Exodus 15:1-6) Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the Lord, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him. The Lord is a man of war: the Lord is his name. Pharaoh’s chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea. The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone. Thy right hand, O Lord, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O Lord, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.
Surely Joshua knew just as Moses that his strength was not his own, but that it was the Lord who strengthened him when he was in the land of giant’s!(Joshua 14:9-12) And Moses sware on that day, saying, Surely the land whereon thy feet have trodden shall be thine inheritance, and thy children’s for ever, because thou hast wholly followed the LORD my God. And now, behold, the LORD hath kept me alive, as he said, these forty and five years, even since the LORD spake this word unto Moses, while the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness: and now, lo, I am this day fourscore and five years old. As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in. Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the LORD spake in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims were there, and that the cities were great and fenced: if so be the LORD will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as the LORD said.
For those who love what is right they find their strength in the Lord, and know what is acceptable when speaking in their faith. It is not so though for anyone who chooses wickedness over righteousness. (Proverbs 10:29-32). The way of the Lord is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity. The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth. The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out. The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.
When our Lord was at the Mount of Olives He told the disciples to pray that they enter not into temptation, then He proceeded to pray to the Father and an angel appeared from heaven and strengthened Him. What torment our Lord was in as He prayed that day with such agony His sweat fell as great drops of blood! (Luke 22:39-44).
In our deepest darkest times of life God always allows us to know we are not alone, He is ever close and we draw strength by reading of the Holy word He has given us (Psalm 118:14-17).The Lord is my strength and song, and is become my salvation. The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly. The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly. I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.
One thought on “Strength for the day!”
Pingback: Strength for the day! — Precious Sheep Of Renown – QuietMomentsWithGod