We Do Not Know What to Do, But Our Eyes are Upon You

The Lord Is With Us

Second Chronicles Chapter 20’s account of King Jehoshaphat’s responses to learning two and a half armies were on their way to decimate Judah is as a superb example of a leader of God’s people responding completely in accordance with the Spirit of God when suffering severe duress, ultimately brought by the Lord Himself to sanctify His people. We are wise to study this account, meditate on it, and thank God that He will likewise enable us, just as He did this king, to pause amidst the duress, humble ourselves before Him in awe, recall His great acts of deliverance, call out, wait, listen, and respond in accordance with the Spirit with shouts of praise.

The king’s first response was a resolve to inquire of the Lord and call a fast (self-denial) for all of Judah. With all his people assembled before the Lord at the temple, the king began his…

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