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Sunday, April 06, 2014

Sunday Reflection: The battle is not ours...

God fights our battles, if we let him.

“All the men of Judah, with their wives and children and little ones, stood there before the Lord.

Then the Spirit of the Lord came on Jahaziel son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite and descendant of Asaph, as he stood in the assembly.

He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. Tomorrow march down against them. They will be climbing up by the Pass of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the gorge in the Desert of Jeruel. You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.’”

Jehoshaphat bowed down with his face to the ground, and all the people of Judah and Jerusalem fell down in worship before the Lord.  Then some Levites from the Kohathites and Korahites stood up and praised the Lord, the God of Israel, with a very loud voice. 2 Chronicles20: 13-19 (emphasis mine)

Blessings,
Teresa

4 comments:

  1. I remember reading that passage recently. They didn't have to fight at all, as the men were dead before they arrived.

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  2. An inspiring post and something we all should remember. Wishing you a safe and peaceful Sunday, my friend.

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  3. Inspiring...now I must remember I am not in charge.

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  4. Too many times we want to be in control to make sure everything gets done the right way. That can be some wrong-headed thinking.

    Lee
    A Few Words
    An A to Z Co-host blog

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