Of Strength and Adversity​

“If you faint in the day of adversity,
Your strength is small.” Proverbs 24:10

In the middle of the sermon today in church, this Scripture popped into my spirit. It dawned on me that the failure of believers in fulfilling the will and purpose of God is from the lack of strength when it mattered most.

What is it that depletes strength? If those who appear in Zion are armed with strength and the joy of the LORD is another supply of strength. How is it that a believer’s strength is small? Sin is what depletes strength the most, with every impurity that comes with it.

As impurities in any strong material reduce its strength, even when it appears to have it, every compromise on the will of God, sometimes based on justifiable positions, would ultimately diminish strength.

Righteous living is a response from enlightened self-interest; it is for our own good that we live pure Christian lives. Indeed, the seasons we are in is a season for purification before the final ‘flight’ – the rapture of saints.