Christ There is Strength
him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall make
peace with me. Isa. 27:5
The enemy cannot overcome the humble
learner of Christ, the one who walks prayerfully before the Lord. Christ
interposes Himself as a shelter, a retreat, from the assaults of the wicked
one. The promise is given, "When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the
Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him." . . .
Satan was permitted to tempt the
too-confident Peter, as he had been permitted to tempt Job; but when that work
was done he had to retire. Had Satan been suffered to have his way, there would
have been no hope for Peter. He would have made complete shipwreck of faith.
But the enemy dare not go one hairbreadth beyond his appointed sphere. There is
no power in the whole satanic force that can disable the soul that trusts, in
simple confidence, in the wisdom that comes from God.
Christ is our tower of strength, and
Satan can have no power over the soul that walks with God in humility of mind.
The promise, "Let him take hold of My strength, that he may make peace
with Me; and he shall make peace with Me." In Christ there is perfect and
complete help for every tempted soul. Dangers beset every path, but the whole
universe of heaven is standing on guard, that none may be tempted above that
which he is able to bear. Some have strong traits of character, that will need
to be constantly repressed. If kept under the control of the Spirit of God,
these traits will be a blessing; but if not, they will prove a curse. . . . If
we will give ourselves unselfishly to the work, never swerving in the least
from principle, the Lord will throw about us the everlasting arms, and will
prove a mighty helper. If we will look to Jesus as the One in whom we may
trust, He will never fail us in any emergency.
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