Zechariah 4:6 - Muscle, Mind Or Spirit

Not by might,
nor by power,
but by my spirit,
saith the LORD of hosts
Zec 4:6 (KJV)

Not by muscle,
nor by mind,
but by God's Spirit
do all things.
Zec 4:6 (Gibbs paraphrase)

Many people believe that to survive in this world a person must be tough,
strong, unbending, and harsh. But God says, "Not by might nor by power, but
by my Spirit." The key words are "by my Spirit." It is 'only' through God's
Spirit that anything of lasting value is accomplished. As you live for God,
determine not to trust in your own strength or abilities. Instead, depend on
God and work in the power of his Spirit! [Life Application SB mod]

As activity increases, and men become successful in doing any work for God,
there is danger of trusting to human plans and methods.  There is a tendency
to pray less, and to have less faith. Like the disciples, we are in danger
of losing sight of our dependence on God, and seeking to make a saviour of
our activity. We need to look constantly to Jesus, realizing that it is His
power which does the work. DA362

Not the amount of labor performed or its visible results but the spirit in
which the work is done makes it of value with God. COL397

In all we do, we are to rely not on our own might or power, but on the
Spirit of God. If we serve in His strength, nothing that we do for the LORD
will be a "small thing." God will use even the smallest in a great way. [The
365-Day Devotional Commentary]

Those who have served in the power of God's Holy Spirit will find their
works survive and their reward great.  Those who accomplished tasks in the
strength of their own flesh will find those works burned away, as it were. .
. . . Labor for God's highest glory, in the power of His Spirit.  [In His
Time; Walk With Wisdom]

The Spirit is the power source for all people on mission for God. [Disciple

When we consider worship, we need to remember that it is only through the
Spirit of God that we may know His will and what should be His worship.
Should a person be the greatest singer of the day, very professional with a
marvelous style and range, and come to perform in a service of worship to
God Almighty, without the presence and power of His Spirit, no honor will
come to God and no true blessing to God's people. Worship is only
accomplished through God's Spirit. Our own ideas and procedures, bereft of
the Spirit's guidance, are worthless in His worship. Each one of us needs to
so prepare our hearts before and during corporate worship that we depend
entirely upon His precious Spirit. Make that a habit of preparation before
each Lord's Day.  [In His Time; Walk With Wisdom re 1Co.12:13]