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The Strong But Gentle

Recently we shared about the ongoing value of the Moravian Daily Text. It is interesting to witness the faithfulness of the Holy Spirit in using this resource as a way to build up the church. Sometimes the impact of a good word has far-reaching consequences, and the reading from a year ago today is as powerful and relevant now as it was then – if not more so.

David said to his son Solomon, “The Lord God is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you, until all the work for the service of the house of the Lord is finished.” – I Chronicles 28:20

Blessed are the strong but gentle

trained to serve a higher will,

wise to know th’ eternal purpose

which their Father shall fulfill.

Blessed are they who with true passion

strive to make the right prevail,

for the earth is God’s possession

and his purpose will not fail.

The Lord will give you understanding in all things. – 2 Timothy 2:7

O teach us all your perfect will

to understand and to fulfill:

when human insight fails, give light;

this will direct our steps aright.

Gracious Lord, you give us greater knowledge of our world. Your light and grace lead us to a place of hope and love. May we have the courage to follow. Amen.

We are called to be “strong but gentle,” called to “strive to make the right prevail,” through the light of God who is with us, who does not abandon us midday, whose purpose will not fail or crumble, who trains us to serve “a higher will.”

Today, search for this wisdom with gentle strength, and rest knowing that your work for the prevailing of the right is not lost or wasted, but woven into the unfailing purpose of God.