THE WORD FOR TODAY
2 Chronicles 32-34
2 Chronicles 32-34 (Click to read Today’s Word)
2 Chronicles 32:8 8 With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God, to help us and to fight our battles.”
I used to play basketball. When they started choosing the team I was almost always chosen first because I am tall. They figured I would be able to get lots of rebounds and protect shots down in paint…under the basket. Competing was a blast.
Sides had been chosen. It was the army of Sennacherib, a mighty force set in siege against the people of God. In reality FEAR was their greatest enemy. Hezekiah encouraged the people, “With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God, to help us and to fight our battles.” Hezekiah described Sennacherib’s arm as “an arm of flesh” but he told the people, “With us is the LORD our God, to help us and to fight our battles.” Latter he would even say, “There are more with us that with him.”
We are taught in the New Testament, “Greater is HE that in me the he that is in the world.” (1 John 4:4) The enemy around us is real. Satan is constantly seeking whom he may devour. The enemy uses distractions, discouragement, despair, doubt, defeat, dread and more to do anything he can win. But we have God on our side. Greater is HE that in us than he that is working against us. Hold on the absolute assurance that God is on your side and that HIS timing is absolutely perfect. Someone told me recently, “God is never…ever…never late for an appointment with HIS children.”
And now may the God who is All Powerful, All Seeing and All Knowing keep and protect you…In Jesus Name…AMEN!!!