August 19: God’s unique relationship with Israel, God is Israel’s Protector

King Jehoshaphat was very successful and righteous; he also knew that the danger that faced him was impossible.  His example of humbling himself before the Lord should be admired and followed by Israel’s leaders today.  Only God has the answer, whether small or large problems.

2 Chronicles 20:5-13

Then Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the Lord, before the new court, and said: “O Lord God of our fathers, are You not God in heaven, and do You not rule over all the kingdoms of the nations, and in Your hand is there not power and might, so that no one is able to withstand You? Are You not our God, who drove out the inhabitants of this land before Your people Israel, and gave it to the descendants of Abraham Your friend forever?  And they dwell in it, and have built You a sanctuary in it for Your name, saying, ‘If disaster comes upon us—sword, judgment, pestilence, or famine—we will stand before this temple and in Your presence (for Your name is in this temple), and cry out to You in our affliction, and You will hear and save.’  And now, here are the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir—whom You would not let Israel invade when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turned from them and did not destroy them—  here they are, rewarding us by coming to throw us out of Your possession which You have given us to inherit.  O our God, will You not judge them?

For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us;

nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.”

 Now all Judah, with their little ones, their wives, and their children, stood before the Lord.

PRAY FOR JEWS AROUND THE WORLD TO UNITE AND RECOGNIZE THEIR ONLY HOPE IS IN THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL

 

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