Hello, God has given me something in 2 Chronicles 13:18 which says,
“The men of Israel were subdued on that occasion, and the men of Judah were victorious because they relied on the LORD, the God of their fathers.”
The Lord: Rehoboam had 4,000 fighting men, and Jeroboam (the man Rehoboam was fighting) had 8,000 fighting troops. Rehoboam was outnumbered, or was he? Rehoboam had God on his side, and if God is for us, who can be against us (Romans 8:31)? Rehoboam won because God was on his side.
Us: We don’t deserve to have God on our side. If God is against us who is for us? We deserve to die and go to hell. We were going to hell. We are worthless sinners who rebel against God and hate all form of Godliness. We are wretched sinners. Then, why haven’t we gone to hell? Why haven’t we died?
Jesus: Jesus is the answer! Jesus gave His own life for us on the cross. Jesus humbled Himself to death on a cross (Philippians 2:8). Jesus died for us in our place, with our sin. He became sin for us. Jesus, the son of God, gave His life for wretches, so that we might become sons and daughters of God too. Thank You Jesus!
Application: How does the second Chronicles verse apply to our lives? Jesus died on the cross for us, making us pure. Now, we have God on our side. Now, Satan is not even close to defeating us. God is on our side, and we can run to Him if we ever need anything. Jesus died for us making us pure and holy in God’s sight so that He can now be on our side. Thank You Jesus!
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for giving Your only son to die on the cross for us. Thank You for being on our side, and helping us. I pray that I would rely on You, and draw close to You. I pray that I would talk with You more, and love You more. Thank You for being there, and letting us be able to run to You for help. Thank You for letting me be Your child. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
If God is for us, Romans 8:31,
“What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
Humbled Himself to death, Philippians 2:8,
“And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
and became obedient to death—
even death on a cross!”
Peace and love, Joy Cleveland