“A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.”
If you were going away for a long time or perhaps would not see your friends and family for along time, what would be your parting words to them? Paul’s final words to the church in Ephesus, were those of today’s key verse. Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Isn’t that so incredible. Paul is saying that we don’t need to make a stand in our own strength, nor do we need to pretend we are superheroes. Instead, all we need to do is lean on the mighty power of Jesus, who has already won our victory over every evil. It is then that our weaknesses are made strong because we live in and through HIM, not live in our strength. Paul doesn’t say be strong only…. He says be strong in the Lord. When we are in Christ, we are more than conquerors, empowered to change the world, to be a light that cannot be extinguished. Be strong in Him and in His mighty power. Not in your own skills or gifts but in HIM and HIS.