1st John 2:14 "I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one."
(In other words, John writes unto old and young in Jesus Christ.)
(SEE: 1st Corinthians 4:15 "For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.")
Matthew 26:41 "Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
Judges 16:5 ". . . the Philistines . . . said unto her, Entice him, and see wherein [Samson's] great strength lieth. . . ."
[Did his strength really lie in his hair?] (I used to have long hair! Was I strong then?)
What Strength Is (Philosophical mumbo jumbo notwithstanding.)
Exodus 15:1-12 "The Lord is my strength. . . . The Lord is a man of war. . . ."
(We war against the flesh and against the world.)
1st Timothy 1:18 "This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare. . . ."
1st Peter 2:11 "Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul. . . ." (This is the real "drug war.")
Revelation 12:17 "And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ."
Revelation 13:4-7 "And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations."
1st Chronicles 16:11 "Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually."
Psalm 105:4 "Seek the Lord, and his strength: seek his face evermore."
Psalm 125:1 "They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever."
1st Samuel 15:29 ". . . the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man. . . ."
We Are Called To Be Strong
1st Corinthians 16:13 "Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong."
Ephesians 6:10 "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might."
2nd Timothy 2:1 "Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus."
Weakness In Faith
Romans 14:1 "Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations."
The Strength of Man
Genesis 3:19 ". . . for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return."
Isaiah 53:6 "All we like sheep have gone astray. . . ."
1st Samuel 2:6-9 ". . . for by strength shall no man prevail."
Strength in Numbers
Proverbs 11:14 "Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellers there is safety."
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 "Two are better than one . . . and a threefold cord is not quickly broken."
[However: Romans 8:31 "If God be for us, who can be against us?"]
Strength When We Are in the Hands of Our Enemies
Proverbs 25:26 "A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring."
1st John 2:14 (again) "I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one."
Titus 2:1-15 "But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine . . . and exhort, and rebuke with all authority."
2nd Timothy 4:1-5 "But watch thou in all things. . . ."
Luke 16:8 ". . . for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light."