Reading through the Bible together
Can you possibly imagine what it’s like to have an army of a million men and three hundred chariots come against you? King Asa of Judah faced exactly that. He’d prepared well. He’d fortified city after city with walls, towers, gates, and bars. He’d even broken down high places, sacred pillars, and wooden images. Would it be enough?
Listen to his amazing prayer, “Lord, it is nothing for You to help, whether with many or with those who have no power; help us, O Lord our God, for we rest on You, and in your name we go against this multitude, O Lord, You are our God; do not let man prevail against You!” (verse 11).
The million were overcome! This story is for us. “The prayer of Asa is one that every Christian believer may fittingly offer. We fight in a warfare, not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, and against spiritual wickedness in high places (see Ephesians 6:12). In life's conflict we must meet evil agencies that have arrayed themselves against the right. Our hope is not in man, but in the living God. With full assurance of faith we may expect that He will unite His omnipotence with the efforts of human instrumentalities, for the glory of His name. Clad with the armor of His righteousness, we may gain the victory over every foe” (see Prophets and Kings, p.111).
Today is your day of victory. Pray Asa’s prayer and believe!
Pastor Scott Griswold