Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
upon me, who am the meanest of all christians, is this favour bestowed, that I should proclaim to the Gentiles the undiscoverable advantages by Christ;
who has by his blood obtained for us the redemption, even the forgiveness of our sins, according to the riches of his grace,
that in the ages to come, he might shew the immense riches of his gracious kindness towards us, through Christ Jesus.
and display his infinite goodness to such objects of mercy, as he had prepared for glory?
for which may my God crown all your desires with glory by Christ Jesus.
to whom God does disclose the glorious advantages of this mystery to you Gentiles, to wit, "that by Christ you may have the expectation of glory."
Finally, my brethren, place your strength in the transcendent power of the Lord.
and let us not be left under temptation, but deliver us from the evil one."
2 Corinthians 12:9
but he said to me, "my favour is sufficient for thee: for my strength is shown to be perfect by thy weakness." with pleasure therefore will I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may be seen to dwell in me.
to these things I am equal, thro' Christ who strengthens me.
being fortified in so effectual a manner, as to sustain your trials with constancy and joy:
2 Timothy 4:17
however the Lord assisted and strengthen'd me, that the gospel might be confirm'd by my remonstrance, and all the nations might hear it; so that I was deliver'd out of the mouth of the lion:
were proof against the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, show'd their resolution in distress, and their valour in fight, putting to flight the armies of the aliens.
but it is the Jew, who is so inwardly, and it is the circumcision of the heart, according to the spiritual, not the literal sense, which have the approbation, I do not say of men, but of God.
for my mind takes delight in the law of God,
2 Corinthians 4:16
for which cause I am not discouraged, but tho' my body decays, yet my mind is daily renewed.
1 Peter 3:4
but in the internal qualities of the mind, in that purity, in that mild and dispassionate temper, which is so acceptable to the divine being.
if ye love me, keep my commandments.