Bible Promise for the Day

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

I Can Do All Things

Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

One of the most well-known of God’s promises is the above Bible verse. It has been popularized by being printed on coffee mugs, pictures, and much more. Unfortunately, it is often misunderstood and misused.

Some believers think that this Bible verse means that if you claim it, that you will be the best of whatever you are seeking to be or do. A parent, for instance, may teach their child that he or she can be an expert ball player (or whatever) if they claim this verse.

The truth is that the verse does not mean that at all. What it does mean is that the child of God who is truly seeking to please God can do whatever God wants them to do. God never asks His children to do the impossible. Spiritual victory is possible for the asking.

This promise ought to give the child of God great confidence in knowing that God’s power is behind those who want to do His will and follow His leading. This does not mean it will be easy, or that no sacrifices will need to be made. It means His power is readily available to those who really want to obey and honor Him with their life and actions. He will help us every step of the way. Praise His Name.

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