Strength In Weakness
Sunday, April 5, 2020
“He raises the poor from the dust [and] lifts the beggar from the ash heap, to set [them] among princes and make them inherit the throne of glory. For the pillars of the earth [are] the LORD's, and He has set the world upon them. He will guard the feet of His saints, but the wicked shall be silent in darkness. For by strength no man shall prevail.”
1 Samuel 2:8-9
Why does God show power? He shows His power to prove that He is qualified and willing to fulfill His promises, especially concerning judgment and eternal life. It is important to know who benefits from God’s power, versus the victims of His power. The Bible teaches that God shows His power raising the poor, uplifting the beggar, and establishing the feet of His saints. God does this for His people no matter where they are, doing this work all at once, all of the time! The “poor,” “beggar,” and “saints,” refers to the humble, meek, and faithful, as the ones that will receive the benefits of God’s power. All others will be destroyed by His power.