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The Joy of the Lord is my Strength

Nehemiah 8:  10 Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks…This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” What is the source of an athlete’s strength?  Perhaps they just have an unfair physical advantage in size, strength, or ability to process oxygen. David Epstein’s book […]

The Joy of the Lord is My Strength

Nehemiah 8: 10b This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength. In the past, athletes pumping iron to increase strength was commonplace, but it was typically restricted to sports where added size or explosiveness was needed.  Everyone knew that the football team had to pump iron, and in […]