Thursday, January 3, 2013

Church of the Living God
Bible Study Lesson
Presenter: Overseer Ennis F. Tait

Date:   Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Series: Staying Strong in the Midst of Your Storm
Reference Scripture:  Isaiah 40:26-31
Focus Verses: Isaiah 40:29    

Today’s Discussion:    “God is the Source of Our Strength”

What makes a person strong?  As our physical strength diminishes we still have spiritual strength to keep us moving forward. (Ecclesiastes 9:11 – “I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.” KJV)

  • Swift – [qal (kal)] light; (by implication) rapid (also adverbial):
  • Strong – [gibbor (ghib-bore')]  powerful; by implication, warrior, tyrant:

The lesson aim is to confirm through scripture that God is the source of our strength.  More importantly, we must also note that the strength that God provides belongs to HIM.

The Prophet Isaiah provides the greatest opportunity for those that are weak and faint to be empowered to go forward.  Isaiah’s motivation comes from his knowledge of God’s character and HIS “amazing grace”.  Isaiah 40:29 serves as a reservoir of hope to anyone that is considering giving up in the battle against the enemy.

“He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.”

"He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. NLT

“He energizes those who get tired, gives fresh strength to dropouts. The Message

Isaiah points the people to God as the source of their strength.  He give them direction and instruction through inspiration. 

The end result recorded in verse 31 is the culmination of this motivation.  God wants to empower us for kingdom work.  God is “a rewarder of them that diligently seek HIM”.  

1 comment:

  1. In a season that has become difficult for everybody, God is calling for the church (born-again believers) to hold on and maintain their faith. In order to accomplish this, we must understand that God is the source of our strength. When you get in trouble, who do you call on?