Topic: Our Dependence on the Holy Spirit Is Needed When We Don’t Know What To Do
12 O our God, will You not judge them? For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.”
2 Chronicles 20:12 (NKJV)
Daily Reading Plan
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 20:12New International Version (NIV) 12 Our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”
2 Chronicles 20:12New Living Translation (NLT) 12 O our God, won’t you stop them? We are powerless against this mighty army that is about to attack us. We do not know what to do, but we are looking to you for help.”
This morning we once again see the need to depend completely in God in every situation we face. No matter how difficult it is, or it seems, nothing is impossible for God! In this portion of Scripture we see King Jehoshaphat being attacked by the Moabites and Ammonites, in 2 Chronicles 20: 2, “And some came and told Jehoshaphat, saying, A great multitude cometh against thee on the other side of the sea, and Of Syria; And behold they are in Hazezon-tamar, which is En-gadi. “This was a desperate situation; it was an hour of crisis in the life of Jehoshaphat and the people of God.
The first thing Jehoshaphat did was to seek the help and support of God. In 2 Chronicles 20: 3-4 it says, ” 3 And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. 4 So Judah gathered together to ask help from the Lord; and from all the cities of Judah they came to seek the Lord.” When the people did not know what to do, they sought counsel from the Lord and his help. Although Jehoshaphat was afraid, his fear and insecurity led him to humble himself before the Lord and ask for his help!
On this day this is exactly what we must do when we fail to understand what is happening. One thing we know is that we cannot rely on our own strengths or abilities, it will be necessary to consult the Holy Spirit and seek His help. Psalm 121: 1-2 tells us, “I will lift up my eyes unto the mountains; Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, Who made the heavens and the earth. “In the new year 2017 our help comes only from the Lord! Only through the assistance of the Holy Spirit can we find the way to victory and triumph.
Topic Fundamental Scriptures:
Psalm 121:1-2 (NKJV)-121 I will lift up my eyes to the hills—From whence comes my help? 2 My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.
2 Corinthians 1:8-9 (NKJV)-8 For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our trouble which came to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life. 9 Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead.
2 Kings 6:15 (NKJV)-15 And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?”
Psalm 25:15 (NKJV)-15 My eyes are ever toward the Lord, For He shall pluck my feet out of the net.
Psalm 123:1-2(NKJV)-123 Unto You I lift up my eyes, O You who dwell in the heavens. 2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, So our eyes look to the Lord our God, Until He has mercy on us.
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