The Arm of Flesh Will Fail

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2 chronicles 32:7 Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there be more with us than with him:

Don’t allow the size of your adversary to dent your confidence of victory, their dependence on the arm of flesh will fail. Hezekiah and the people of Judah were in a dire strait as Sennacherib King of Assyria, and his large army, had come against them in 2 Chronicles 32. Although they were outnumbered, King Hezekiah was not fazed by the situation. As evidence of that, he focused his effort on preparing for the battle and strengthened their position. Among the things he did was to make darts and shields in abundance in Jerusalem, and built up the walls that were broken to the heights of the towers. In addition, he set captains of war over the people. The attitude of King Hezekiah to the impending war was that of a man who was confident of victory. How could he carry this posture when the odds were stacked against him? Hezekiah knew that they had the advantage because God was with them.

When God is with you the enemy is no match regardless of their size. Therefore, after finishing his preparation for the war, King Hezekiah gathered the people and told them that although they were outnumbered there was more with them and they who arewith the King of Assyria. The basis of his conclusion was that the King of Assyria was looking to the arms of flesh for their victory, but their dependence was on God. What Hezekiah was riveting in the minds of the people was that the large army of the Assyrians was no match for the strength and power of the Lord. The same is true about your situation, it does not matter how hard it may seem, it is no match for the Lord.

Life Application: Depend on God’s power and strength to win your battles by immersing yourself in his presence.

Prayer: Lord, I trust you to deliver me from the enemy. My strength comes from you. Thank you for your deliverance. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Stacyan Rowe

I am an avid reader who enjoys exploring the world through words. I am a Christian, wife and mother to two amazing boys. I am an English teacher at the secondary level. I love writing and having meaningful discussions.

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