Strong in Another’s Strength

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Laziness is not the alternative to living in your own strength. Paul talks about being strong in the strength of another.

Romans 15:18: “I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me.” And it’s not only Paul who has this category for being strong in another’s strength. Peter and Hebrews join in as well.

Both Peter and Hebrews move directly from being strong in another’s strength to praising Jesus. When we forsake the sinful alternatives of passivity and mustering up our own strength, and instead pursue power in another’s power, that Other is mightily honored.

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