Unusual Strategies

Read: 2 Chronicles 20:1-29

In a battle that Israel faced long ago, it was losing the battle. Yet they found a more honourable way to win. When messengers told King Jehoshaphat, “A great multitude is coming against you from beyond the sea, from Syria” (2 Chron. 20:2), he was afraid. Instead of turning to military strategies, he did one amazing thing. He turned to the Lord. He acknowledged God’s sovereignty and was humble to admit his fear and confusion.


On Whose Side Are You?

Read: Psalm 73

During the Civil War in America, one of the advisors of President Lincoln said that he was grateful that God was on the side of the Union. Lincoln immediately replied, “Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side, my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.” I believe it is a great challenge for us who assume that God is there to support our plans in life, our decisions, our desires, and our perspectives. Lincoln’s reply reminds us that even our best plans may not be on the lines of God’s desires and plans.