August 20: God’s unique relationship with Israel, God is Israel’s Protector

God hears the cry of the humble and contrite in spirit.  His plans and purposes for Israel and for the nations will not be thwarted.  Sometimes we don’t understand His timing or His methods, but He will always listen and do what is best.

2 Chronicles 20: 14-17

Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, in the midst of the assembly. And he said, “Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat!

Thus says the Lord to you: 

‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s. Tomorrow go down against them. They will surely come up by the Ascent of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the brook before the Wilderness of Jeruel.  You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’

Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you.”



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