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IT’S GOD’S BATTLE

2 Chronicles 13:15 “Then the men of Judah raised a war cry, and when the men of Judah raised the war cry, then it was that God routed Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah.”

NOT OURS

 This verse could have been written differently.  It could have read “Then the men of Judah raised a war cry, and when the men of Judah raised the war cry, then THEYrouted Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah.” Nope, that’s not how it reads.  It was God who routed Jeroboam and his army of 800,000 men.

Don’t you see?  Abijah cried out to God.  The war cry was not so much an attempt to frighten the enemy.  It was a cry to their God.  We don’t know what they cried out.  Perhaps it was something like this – “Fight for Jehovah!  Fight for our God!”  We should do the same.  We have to acknowledge it is God’s battle, not ours.

TEACHING MOMENT

 When your little Elrod or Gertrude learns that it is God who fights for them, they will begin to grow immensely in their walk with Christ.  They do not have to fight the enemy alone.  As they face that bully in school, it is God who will stand with them.  As they are challenged with temptations to lure them away from following Christ, it is God who will have their back.

As Mom and Dad, you must model the same.  You can’t wring your hands and worry when you face a challenge.  You are showing them and even telling them that you are trusting the same God who fought for Judah.  These stories mean something.  They aren’t just inspirational stories.  They are truth.

So, as you face that life challenge today, trust Him.  Cry out to Him.  Give your war cry, not to scare anyone, but to join GOD’S battle.  He has only to speak a word and the enemy is defeated. Let Him fight for you.

Thank You Lord, for facing my enemies for me. They don’t know what they are up against.  Help me show others through my trusting You that they can do the same.

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