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๐Ÿ‘‘ The Greatest Need Of A Christian

Even in these challenging financial times, the greatest need of a Christian is not monetary. It is rather found in Colossiansย 1:11, where Paul prays that we might be

โ€œStrengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, unto allโ€ฆโ€

Unto allย what? Whatever it is, Paul is convinced we are going to have to be โ€œstrengthenedโ€ with โ€œall mightโ€ according to โ€œHis glorious powerโ€ to obtain it. As we read on, Paul tells us the goal of all this empowerment:

โ€œโ€ฆunto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness.โ€

Patience? The reason we need all this mighty empowering is so we can beย patient? While this mayย seemย anticlimactic, we submit thatย patienceย is our greatest need. We needย patienceto put up with the worldโ€™s wickedness, the abortions, etc.,ย patienceย in knowing the Second Coming of Christ will right the worldโ€™s wrongs. We needย patienceย as televangelists continue to dominate the airwaves with their dilutions and pollutions of the gospel, andย patienceย as Bible teachers muddle the minds of the saints by their failure to rightly divide the Word. And since no man today has the gift of healing, we need patience with our physical infirmities, and longsuffering as we wait for that wonderful change that will come to our bodies at the Rapture (Phil.ย 3:20,21).

Finally, we need patience withย one another, as we learn to not just put up with other believers, but to actually give them the same unconditional love and acceptance God extends to us. Moses was patient with unbelieving Pharaoh, but lost his patience with his brethren. How like us! But ask yourself, when did David show greater spiritual strength, when heย slewย Goliath, or when heย refusedย to slay Saul?

Paul says we are to be strengthened to all patience โ€œaccording to His glorious power,โ€ but what is Godโ€™s glorious power? The destructive power He exhibited at the Red Sea is called โ€œgloriousโ€ (Ex. 15:6), but we suggest that Godโ€™s glorious powerย todayย is seen inย Hisย patience. The fact that God could put an end to the abortions and religious confusion, but doesnโ€™t, is His most glorious power in the dispensation of grace.

The apostle concludes by praying that we might be patient โ€œwith joyfulness,โ€ perhaps the hardest part of longsuffering. God doesnโ€™t chafe under the vexations He receives from the world, religion, and the Body of Christ, and neither should we!

If this kind of power were not available to us, Paul would not be praying that we might have it. And so may his prayer also be the prayer of our hearts, as we enthusiastically study the onlyย sourceย of spiritual strength, Godโ€™s Word rightly divided. source

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Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. — 1 John 4:11-12

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