June 18, 2022

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Ephesians 6:10 KJV (King James Version)

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.

Pastor's Commentary

Some years ago, in an effort to solicit young adults to join the military, a catchy slogan flooded the airways and billboards all over America. The two words “Army Strong” captured the hearts of many. According to the United States Army,

“Army Strong is far more than two words; it's the underlying moral fiber, the deep-seated emotions, and the total determination every Soldier carries.”

WOW!

How appropriate this is for the Army of the LORD! One of the Greek definitions for the word “strong” is to be endowed with vitality. But it can also mean having dominion, influence, and authority over. Moreover, it has the sense of strength to be victorious regardless of the enemies’ arsenal or schemes. In other words, no weapon of the enemy will prosper.

Therefore, God’s Word for today ensures that we are more than conquerors. But we must remember that to “be strong,” we must rely upon the power and might of the LORD and not our own. The word “finally” implies prior preparation. The preceding verses tell us to put on the whole armor of God. Prayer, study, and worship prepare us for the battle. It is the spiritual ammunition for our weapon of faith. So, load up; it’s time to move forward and claim the victory Christ has already won for us. Be God Strong!