Today’s Thoughts: The Arm of Flesh
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of
Many years ago, a woman in the bible study quoted a part of this verse to me. We were discussing the decision to close down the bible study because there were too many conflicts in the class. She said to me, “We don’t fight with an arm of flesh but with the help and power of the living God.” She quoted this in context with King Hezekiah who also found himself in conflict over his kingdom.
Hezekiah was a king who helped focus God’s people back to the pure and true worship of God. He restored the temple, tore down the high places of other gods, reinstated God’s feasts and celebrations and was known as a king that led people to celebrate the one and only true God. But now, another nation came up in war against him. Hezekiah knew that this other king had the strength and ability to overcome the Israelites in battle. That king also caused a lot of conflicts for King Hezekiah.
Hezekiah could have just surrendered to the fear tactics and overconfidence of the king of
We worship a God who takes care of us on every side. It was good that Hezekiah prepared for battle, but it was better that Hezekiah prepared His heart to turn to the Lord. The arm of flesh is limited. We need to be prepared to fight as we use the weapons God has given us. The strongest weapon is a tender heart that knows the scriptures and how to turn to the Lord on our knees. No battle is too great for the Lord.
Years ago, the ladies and I in the bible study prayed these verses to God regarding the bible study class. We did the best we could in maintaining the class and addressing the problems that challenged us. Then we got on our knees and cried out the Lord. He heard our prayer and answered. The class didn’t close as He intervened and took care of us on every side. If you are in a situation today in which you need to see the Lord on your side, go to your knees and start asking for help. God is waiting to show His power no matter what circumstance you are facing.
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