Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. (
The faithfulness of God calls us to faithfulness for God. We have a hope for tomorrow that is unfailing, so let us not fail to live as those who have such a hope today. Professing it is good, but possessing it is what turns the claim into reality. The Lord will be true to His promises to us, so I should be true to my commitment to Him. His hand holds me strongly, so I am challenged to hold His steadily. The former grace of God to me enables the latter good to be accomplished by me. We have strength for today and hope for tomorrow because of the great faithfulness of God.
Paul exhorts, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.” (
Ephesians 6:10) The soldier of the cross is called to stand
strong, yet we have no strength of our own—we must rely on Omnipotence. His power is all we need, but we need it
desperately. We will surely fall unless
standing in His strength alone.
How much power is available?
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (
God can do so much more than we have ever dreamed! Our finite minds cannot grasp infinite power. We glorify Him when He works through us by that limitless might. The church has the opportunity today to manifest the greatness and the glory of the Lord as we become equipped by His strength and proclaim the hope we have in Christ. Jesus came to redeem us from our vanity to bring us to victory. Now, may we pray according to His purpose as Paul expressed it in these verses. This is our high calling!