My scripture reading this morning gave me insights that I’ve been seeking for several days now. I’ve written about keeping my eyes off of man and onto God. Today I was reminded of a step of praise I should have never forgotten. That is the praise of singing to God. In II Chronicles 20, King Jehoshaphat was brought to battle by the Moabites, Ammonites and the Meunites. These armies joined forces to come against Judah. King Jehoshaphat had the people join him in fasting and he prayed. He was then told by a prophet the following: “The Lord says this to you. ‘Be not afraid or dismayed at this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s’.”
Being reminded that a battle we think we face is not ours, but God’s, is a tremendous lift of spirit. Jehoshaphat’s response to the prophet’s message was appointing singers to sing to the Lord and praise Him as they went out before the army singing, “Give thanks to the Lord, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!” The army of Judah didn’t have to even raise a weapon for the attacking army turned to fight one another completely destroying themselves.
I love to sing and I especially love to sing praise songs to Jesus. What a great reminder today’s scripture is for me. I sure don’t know the outcome of our country’s present state, but I do know I will praise God in song all during this time!