July 2, 2017

July 2, 2017

PSALM 96-102

Focus Verse: In the course of my life he broke my strength;
he cut short my days.
Psalm 102:23

 

This topic has been coming up a lot for me lately in my study of scripture. It all hinges on that catchy little phrase, “God will never give you more than you can handle.” I believe the writer of this psalm disagrees. In fact, if you go back and dig through the pages of scripture, I think you’ll find a lot of characters who would probably disagree with that statement.

 

Jesus calls us to be poor in Spirit in Matthew 5:3, and it is a vital command. So many of us try to get rid of Jesus as our Savior. We would never say that, and most of us don’t realize that we are even doing it, but every time we step up to the plate in our own strength, we are denying the need of a Savior. Any time we try to earn our salvation through works, we are telling Jesus that we don’t need Him. We’ve got this covered. Go ahead and sit back down Jesus.

 

That’s pride. And as long as you have pride in your life, God will load on all the ‘more than you can handle’ until that pride breaks into pieces. He breaks our strength so that we have to rely on His.

 

Never forget: you can’t, Jesus did, and He will do it through you if you surrender to Him.

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