Jesus is the Word of God (John 1:1; Luke 1:1-4; Revelation 19:13). When we ask what the psalmist asked in Psalm 119:28, we ask with greater clarity and therefore greater power.
We ask for God to strengthen us according to Jesus Christ. This is whose flesh we eat and whose blood we drink (John 6). Do you think that this is too difficult a statement? Are you still fleshly? (1 Corinthians 3:1-3)
Paul wrote that this was the One who strengthened him (Philippians 4:13).
When we ask for God to strengthen us according to Jesus Christ, we are asking to be made like Him. Though we may be weak in ourselves, through Him we are strong.
O God, strengthen us through Jesus who was sent for us to show us how to live in any and every circumstance. O God, we do not ask that You change our circumstances; we ask that You change our hearts.
(For elaboration, see It’s a Salvation of the Soul…Not Circumstances )
The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ in terms familiar to those who read the Bible.