Tuesday, September 13, 2011

110913 - 2 Chronicles 01-05 - He establishes the way in His own Strength

S: He set up the pillars in front of the temple, one on the south, the other on the north; that on the south he called Jachin, and that on the north Boaz.
(2 Chronicles 3:17)

O: The meaning of Jachin is said to be "He establishes" (or directs, makes ready, arranges) and Boaz is "in His strength" (or fleetness). At this time, Solomon was still "little in his own sight" (1 Samuel 15:17) and, regardless of the splendor of the Temple he was building, he still saw it as completely established by the Lord by His strength alone.

A: These names are rich with meaning for us, as we're supposed to picture prayer as going boldly before the throne of grace because of our great High Priest's completed work and our rest in it. (Hebrews 4:11-16) The way to His throne is arranged and established by Him, and is in His strength alone.

P: Father, you knew it was the only way my faith could stand - that it be 100% by your plan and in your strength, not by the will of flesh, or the will or work of man, but of God. Thank you for the rest your grace brings.


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