Not by might

So he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty. Zech 4:6

This is God’s word to Zerubbabel but its message was repeatedly given to the Israelites. It was simply that they were to not rely on military strength or strength from any other source that is not God. It’s human nature to want to rely on ourselves and on other people and things before we rely on God. And that is why we need to hear this over and over again. All of life needs to be lived in his strength alone.

In what ways are you relying on your own strength to go through every day of life? What things are you relying on? Your looks or physical ability? Money and possessions? Job security? A relationship? Status and recognition? Stop and realise that God would like you to rely only on His Spirit because that is the only way you can make it through life. Make it your prayer today to ask God to allow you to realise his power that is available for you. Say sorry for any way that you have relied on yourself or something else.



A promise of grace and power

<blockquote><sup>6</sup> Even if I should choose to boast, I would not be a fool, because I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain, so no one will