2 Chronicles 20: 12
The Word: 2 Chronicles 20: 12 (KJV)
12 O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee.
2 Chronicles 20: 21 – 22 (KJV)
21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the Lord, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the Lord; for his mercy endureth for ever. 22 And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.
Think about it
PRAISE IS WHAT I DO….
In our text today the Ammonites and Moabites came to warfare with Judah.
Judah was the 2 southern tribes of Israel left under the lineage of David. There were certain factors peculiar to this situation. The Ammonites and Moabites were stronger, the situation was bleak, Jehoshaphat the king of Judah did not know what to do. When certain factors are present: Praise is the main thing and the right thing to do. Some of those situations may include :
– When you do not even know what to do to start with
– When you do what you think should be done but there is no result
– When the opposition against you is stronger than you
– When there is intense pressure from every side
– When the situation is hopeless
– When there is a deadline that is urgent.
Jehoshaphat appointed singers. Excuse me, they were going to war not a music competition. But certain situations can be overwhelming and when the odds are completely against us and in those moments we have the option
– to do complaints,
– to do bitterness,
– to do grumbling,
– to do self pity.
But we can also talk to ourselves: Ol boy, Ol girl, When the situation is messed up, Praise is what I do
Prayer focus: Thank you Jesus…..
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