The Battle Is Not Yours But God’s

In my personal Bible time yesterday, I was struck by 2 Chronicles 20:15-17.

“… Thus saith the Lord unto you, Be not afraid nor
dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the
battle is not yours, but God’s. To morrow go ye
down against them: behold, they come up by the cliff
of Ziz; and ye shall find them at the end of the brook,
before the wilderness of Jeruel. Ye shall not need to
fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and
see the salvation of the Lord with you, O Judah and
Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out
against them: for the Lord will be with you.”

Talk about powerful truths in this section. I encourage you to think on these phrases. The people were to go face their enemies and then stand still. Wow. Amazing. I was so blessed I wanted to share!

“For the battle is not yours, but God’s.”

“Ye shall not need to fight in this battle:”

“Stand ye still.”

“Fear not.”

“For the Lord will be with you.”

14 thoughts on “The Battle Is Not Yours But God’s”

  1. Hi Sarah!

    That is EXACTLY what I read with my 5 year old this morning, but with Moses and the poor Israelites at the Red Sea (Exodus 14:14-15):

    And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.

    14 The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace

    We’ve just been singing a song of the beautiful song writer/singer Abigail Miller, “All things work together for our good” tonight which has the lyrics “Call on Him, and He will do GREAT AND MIGHTY DEEDS..” And it continues, “before we even ask Him, our Father knows our needs.”

    Isn’t our whole salvation like this! “By grace ye are SAVED, through FAITH.”

    Oh let us fill our eyes with His glory and put our full trust in Him. “Ask and it shall be given to you…”

    Love heaps

    1. Sarah,

      Thanks for sharing. Wow, you’re right. The same thing did happen with the Israelites and the Red Sea. I love that beautiful picture of waiting!

      Awww, yes, Abigail Miller. I used to listen to her music years ago. Thanks for sharing! Love your comments.

  2. Been reading Ephesians 6 this morning, also very encouraging as we fight the enemy.
    Thanks again for sharing.
    Blessings to you all

  3. I have a question, please. Do you all read through the entire Bible and then start all over or do you follow some plan and skip around?

    1. Everyone does their own thing for personal Bible time, but I’ve been doing Bible read throughs since 2011 and documenting them in the front of my Bible for when I begin one and when I end. See this post when I talked about it. Generally, they take me approximately a year to do, some a little less, and occasionally a little more.

  4. Hi Sarah, when I read this it reminded me of what God wants me to be still about regarding my life. It also reminded me that I believe you had asked blog readers about a year ago or so what God is asking us to be still about. What patience the Lord doth have!

    1. Kate,

      You have an amazing memory! Yes, you’re right about the be still blog post. It was when I broke my toe last year. The Lord is so gracious and patient with us. Loved your comment.

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