Keynote for the Year — Part One
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Keynote for the Year — Part One

Zechariah 4:6  (ID: 1378)

We are often tempted to overestimate our own abilities and underestimate the Spirit of the Lord. Those who preceded us in faith, however, did not benefit the kingdom of God through self-sufficiency. Alistair Begg turns to the prophet Zechariah to share a word of encouragement for times of external opposition and internal discouragement. This passage reminds us that earthly means cannot sustain us. It is only the Lord who is sufficient to carry us through any circumstance.

6Then he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.

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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.