“When We Were Without Strength”

“When we were without strength,

in due time Christ died for the ungodly” (Romans 5:6).

William Gurnall writes:

Here is a word for Christians. Knowing your strength lies wholly in God and not in yourself, remain humble–even when God is blessing and using you most. Remember, when you have your best suit on, who made it and who paid for it! God’s favor is neither the work of your own hands nor the price of your own worth. How can you boast of what you did not buy? If you embezzle God’s strength and credit it to your own account, He will soon call an audit and take back what was His all along.

From The Christian in Complete Armour: Daily Readings in Spiritual Warfare, edited by James S. Bell, Jr.



3 thoughts on ““When We Were Without Strength”

  1. That’s a very good quote. I frequently remind myself that everything I am and everything I have comes from God.


    • Yes, that is so true. When we do that which is good, we should praise Him for the blessing of the Spirit in leading us to good works. No room for boasting there! We are unprofitable servants, only doing what He asked to do. But then, we do get to rejoice that He not only asked, but enabled as well.


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