2 Chronicles 20

This passage tells the story of King Jehoshaphat when faced with overwhelming odds in battle. In the face of certain defeat he called the people of Judah together to pray, and fast, and worship God. The Spirit of the Lord came upon one of the priests who told the congregation

Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed at this great horde, for the battle is not yours but God’s. Tomorrow go down against them…You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf.”

When King Jehoshaphat led his army to the battlefield he appointed those who were to sing to the Lord and praise him in holy attire, as they went before the army and said “Give thanks to the Lord, for his steadfast love endures forever.”

King Jehoshaphat acted in great faith, trusting in the Lord and sent forth a team of worshipers to glorify God, instead of sending forth his troops. He trusted in God, and God delivered his people, utterly destroying the three armies that were coming against Judah.

We are called to fight for God, but our weapon is worship.

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