God’s protection of Israel is primarily about His reputation. He chose Israel to be His witness so that through their unique relationship God would show the nations His faithfulness to His covenant with Abraham.
2 Chronicles 14:9-12
Then Zerah the Ethiopian came out against them with an army of a million men and three hundred chariots, and he came to Mareshah. So Asa went out against him, and they set the troops in battle array in the Valley of Zephathah at Mareshah. And Asa cried out to the Lord his God, and said, “Lord, it is nothing for You to help, whether with many or with those who have no power; help us, O Lord our God, for we rest on You, and in Your name we go against this multitude. O Lord, You are our God; do not let man prevail against You!”
So the Lord struck the Ethiopians before Asa and Judah, and the Ethiopians fled.
With enemies surrounding Israel today, it is important for Israel to be prepared, but never to trust themselves and their preparation above trusting God.
PRAY ISRAEL WILL PUT HER TRUST IN GOD AND GOD ONLY.
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