Carey Lewis Devotions
Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
Fear: Of Great Enemies
You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, Who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem! Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you.
2 Chronicles 20:17 (NKJV)
The story of King Jehoshaphat's desperate prayer to God (and its result) as a 'great multitude' was preparing to attack Judah is incredible. Consider some details:

When the king sent a band of worship singers out as his army's opening act, the invaders grew confused. They attacked and destroyed each other... without Jehoshaphat's men doing anything other than standing.

In God's value-added conclusion, so many treasures were left that it took the king's men three days to gather them.

But note what preceded this great deliverance:

'Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. So Judah gathered together to ask help from the Lord... And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem bowed before the Lord, worshiping the Lord' (2 Chronicles 20:3-4, 18, NKJV).

When we humble ourselves under the mighty Hand of God, He will exalt us in due time. But, but, but... humbling ourselves in His presence comes first.

## Fear: Of Great Enemies (Part 15)

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Fear series.


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"I labored, yet not I. By the grace of God, I am what I am, and do what I do' (paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 15:10). I love God's Word. As a late-in-life committed Christian with no Bible training prior to age 51, some people wonder how I'm qualified to write devotions. I wonder that, too. But God loves children and fools for Him. I am both. Ghost Writer? God.

Carey Lewis


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