God’s strength displayed in our weaknesses

…as your days, so shall your strength be. “There is none like God, O Jeshurun, who rides through the heavens to your help, through the skies in his majesty. The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
—Deuteronomy 33:25-26

As we end March’s designated Bible reading in Deuteronomy today, we come to Moses’ final blessing on the people of Israel before his death.  He speaks as a loving leader, reminding the people of God’s faithfulness and everlasting love and mercy. Here is a portion of Charles H. Spurgeon’s sermon on this passage, As Thy Days, So Shall Thy Strength Be, preached August 22, 1858:

My 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

Read more of this sermon by Charles Spurgeon