When Israel eventually enters the Promised Land, Moses tells the nation it will face many enemies. In order for this beleaguered nation to win, they’ll have to count on the Lord fighting for them. Did the people listen?
In his book, Joshua was given instructions on how to defeat Jericho and he followed them to the letter. The directions seemed strange. Walk around a city multiple times and then blow trumpets and the Lord will bring victory. That’s exactly what happened and Israel conquered the mighty city of Jericho.
Israel then went up against a smaller nation named Ai. They went in with cockiness and a lack of prayer and were defeated. They tried to fight on their own power and not the Lord’s.
As Christians, we battle the devil, the world, and our flesh constantly. We shouldn’t fear these things, but instead let the Lord do the battle for us. Pray for God’s strength every day in your life and let Him handle the difficulties ahead.
The battle belongs to the Lord,
Pastor Ron Kitchell