GOD’S POWER FOR US
“[W]hat the kingdom of Christ bestows upon us raises us even to eternal life, so we can patiently live at present under toil, hunger, cold, contempt, disgrace, and other annoyances. [H]e arms and equips us by his power. [W]e here are clothed with his righteousness, we can bravely surmount al the insults of the world and as he replenishes us liberally with his gifts, so we can in our turn bring forth fruit unto his glory” John Calvin (ref#113, p320).
“His presence gives us the courage to take on evil and win! He enables us to withstand temptation” Charles F. Stanley (ref#230, p25).
“The fact that we have been saved frees us from guilt and from God’s judgment The fact that we are being saved frees us from bondage to our own self-centeredness. And the fact that we shall be saved frees us from all fear about the future” John Stott (ref#258, p83-84).
“How happy are they who can believe that he chooses better for them than they possibly could for themselves” John Newton (ref#322, p137)!
“Only be strong and very courageous” (Jos 1:7 ESV).
“Keep listening to the thunder in his voice” (Job 37:2 ESV).
“[B]e strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus” (2 Tim 2:1 ESV).