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Zach. 4:6 GW Then he replied, "This is the word the LORD spoke to Zerubbabel: You won't succeed by might or by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of Armies.
We flex our muscles as individuals or nations and think we're something else. We're strong, therefore we'll succeed. While there is nothing wrong with individuals and nations being and staying strong, we're wrong to think defense rests solely in our hands.
Without God, we are weak. Without God, we will ultimately fail. Only the nation who's God is the Lord will be truly strong and succeed. Only the person who relies on God not self will know the peace, provision and protection that only the presence of the living God provides.
A nation's strength derives from the strength of its citizenry. What is the source of your strength? Mine?