Jesus Strong and Mighty

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“The popular image of Jesus is that He is not only kind and tender but also soft and prissy, as though Jesus comes to us reeking of hand cream. Such a Jesus can hardly steel the soul that is daily assaulted by the enemy. We need to learn the catechism of Psalm 24. Question: Who is the King of glory? Answer: Yahweh, strong and mighty! Yahweh-mighty in battle! (Ps 24:8). We must catch the vision of the Faithful and True sitting on the white horse, the One who ‘judges and makes war’ in righteousness (Rev 19:11-16). No mild God or soft Jesus can give His people hope. It is only as we know the Warrior of Israel who fights for us (and sometimes without us) that we have hope of triumphing in the muck of life.” (Ralph Davis, “Joshua: No Falling Words,” p.82)

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