“That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man” -Eph. 3:16
OBSERVATION: Paul recognizes that followers of Christ need strength in the “inner man”. We focus a lot today on strength training and proper diet for our physical bodies but we learn from this verse and those that immediately follow that spiritual health has even greater benefits. All of our physical bodies eventually fail but Christ promises he is able to provide through the “inner man” “exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think”. That type of might far out performs our personal best.
PRAYER: Lord God who created both our inner and outer man grant us the wisdom to know the difference. Let us not doubt in which one to trust. May our nation as well as the individuals in it learn this lesson.