Re:Verse passage – Ephesians 3:14-21 (day three)

that [God] would grant you…to be strengthened with power…in the inner man…”

That’s a lot of power from the Holy Spirit that Paul prays would flow to the core of your being. Will it overwhelm you? Not at all. Consider the concept of thermal runaway, by which a system – such as a car battery – receives so much power in a recharging attempt that a positive feedback loop leads to the explosion of the battery. Why wouldn’t your inner being do just that when it receives God’s power? After all, you’re “only human,” and Paul’s talking about universe-creating potency. Well, that “only human” phrase is completely contrary to what God has created. There’s no such thing as “only human.” The human creature comes into being in God’s image. God made good stuff. That’s why God’s power will strengthen you and not destroy you.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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