Strength—found 543 times in 500 Old Testament verses and fifty-eight times in fifty-six New Testament verses
Variations: strength, strengthen, strengthened, strengthenedst, strengtheneth, strengthening, strong, stronger, strongest, strongly
Last usage in the Old Testament: Zechariah 12:5 (strength)
First usage in the New Testament: Matthew 12:29 (strong)
Interesting fact: The Bible mentions the phrase “strong hold(s)” twenty-seven times. In this particular phrase, the word strong is used as an adjective describing a hold, thus a strong hold is supposed to indicate a place of safety. For the New Testament Christian, the final instance serves an important purpose and may be of greatest importance. In that passage, we are told that “the weapons of our warfare are . . . mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds” (2 Corinthians 10:4). By understanding the meaning of the phrase strong holds, this particular passage demonstrates that the spiritual weapons at the Christian’s disposal can tear down the false notions of safety that the Devil often presents to the minds of believers.
Bible study tip: When studying the tabernacle, the temple, and the priestly garments, etc., it would be wise to sketch the scriptural description from the words of scripture. You may not be a skilled artist, but allowing the scripture to guide what you draw will make the scripture the authority and help you to realize the actual elements. There are many renditions of these biblical elements with some of them designed upon faulty bible versions and false interpretations of men. Your sketch in hand may help you to find the most accurate representation in your search for a quality rendering.
Sunday, Day 309—Church Day (no devotional)
Monday, Day 310—The Weakness of Strength
Tuesday, Day 311—When the Lord Strengthens Your Foes
Wednesday, Day 312—Church Night (no devotional)
Thursday, Day 313—Give Not Thy Strength unto Women
Friday, Day 314—Be Strong, and Do It
Saturday, Day 315—To Shew Himself Strong
Day 309: Church Day
Habakkuk 3:19 The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.