Read 2 Chronicles 12:1-7
How big is your battle today? Let me put that another way, how vast does the army seem that threatens against you? Huge? Consider the battle facing King Rehoboam in 2 Chronicles 12:3. 1,200 chariots, 60,000 horsemen, and people without number loomed because Jerusalem had transgressed against the Lord. Can you imagine peering around the wall of the City and finding such a mass waiting to overcome you? It was bigger than the Verizon crew that follows their cell phone customers on the commercials! Don’t we all experience trials that seem comparable?
The good news is that deliverance IS possible! Although we usually desire a complete deliverance, it is the partial deliverance that allows us to grow and learn from our trials without being consumed by them. In verse 6, the leaders of Israel and the king humbled themselves and the Lord responded by granting them “some deliverance.” The Lord required they endure the trial to teach them the difference in serving Him as opposed to serving the kingdoms of the nations.
We have a similar choice: we can choose to serve our sins or we can serve our Lord. Making the wrong choices will result in trials and struggles that may be avoided if we properly prepare our hearts to seek the Lord. (2 Chron 12:14 http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Chron%2012:14;&version=50;) No battle is bigger than our God.
NOTE: Post inspired by Bible Study The Way of Cain at Absolute Truth John 17:17 (See Link at Left)