Our Weakness Shows Off His Strength


Charles Spurgeon in a sermon, “”As Thy Days, So Shall Thy Strength Be”, preached August 22, 1858:

sheepwinterMy dear friends, if you and I had been without trouble, we never could have had such a promise as this given to us:—“As thy days, so shall thy strength be.” It is our weakness that has made room for God to give us such a promise as this. Our sins make room for a Saviour; our frailties make room for the Holy Spirit to correct them; all our wanderings make room for the good Shepherd, that he may seek us and bring us back. We do not love nights, but we do love stars; we do not love weakness, but we do bless God for the promise that is to sustain us in our weakness, we do not admire winter, but we do admire the glittering snow; we must shudder at our own trembling weakness, but we still do bless God that we are weak because it makes room for the display of his own invincible strength in fulfilling such a promise as this.

WOW!  Indeed, “As thy days, so shall thy strength be;”—Deuteronomy 33:25

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