Blessings, for all who walk in pureness of love for Yeshua, this petition before God’s throne is for you as you enter another day.
We see Matthew Henry’s (1662-1774) commentary describing what was in the heart of Paul. The apostle asks of God for these his friends, we ask for as well–spiritual blessings, which are the best blessings, and the most earnestly to be sought and prayed for by every one of us, both for ourselves and for our friends.
Spiritual strength for the work and duty to which we are called, and in which we are employed. That Yeshua would grant you, according to the riches of his grace, to be spiritually strengthened.
Paul identifies: the inner man is the heart and soul to be strengthened mightily, much more than were present, to be endued with a high degree of grace, and spiritual abilities for discharging duty, resisting temptations, enduring persecutions.
And the apostle prays: that this may be according to the riches of our Lord’s glory, and according to his glorious riches–answerable to God’s great abundance of grace, mercy, and power, which resides in God and is his glory. And this by his Spirit, who is the immediate worker of grace in the souls of God’s people.
Observe from these things, That strength from the Spirit of God in the inner man is the best and most desirable strength, strength in the soul, the strength of faith and other graces, strength to serve God and to do our duty, and to persevere in our Believers journey, with vigour and with cheerfulness.
And let us further observe that as the work of grace is first begun so it is continued and carried on, by the blessed Spirit of God. I pray in Yeshua’s name Amen and Amen.
Remember these messages and prayers are from a Watchman sharing God’s warnings and teachings.
A mind that has single and prevailing regard to its spiritual and eternal interest, and that keeps steady in its purposes for God, will grow wise by afflictions, will continue fervent in devotion, and rise above trials and oppositions. As you provide for your creations we trust you will provide for us.