He said: "Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the LORD says to you: 'Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God's. 2 Chronicles 20:15
Those of your reading from other nations, there are a few, bear with me as I talk about a US Holiday to honor those men and women who have served in the Armed forces at any time, not just in war time. This is about sacrifice and honor for those brave souls who took the oath to protect the United States from enemies both foreign and domestic. When that oath was taken there is no guarantee the individual will not serve on a battlefield or in a dangerous area. You can't just quit.
When a soldier goes into battle he needs to be equipped with protective gear to keep him from bullets, gas, and projectiles. If not having the proper equipment the results could be dire.
On the battlefield of life we are fighting Satanic forces who wish to destroy us and shut us up. We are to wear the armor of God basically be armed with the word of God. And as today's verse reminds us the battle is not ours but God's. So as we honor those who served our nation today let us remember we are all soldiers in God's Army.
PRAYER: Thank you Lord for freedom. Forces of evil always try to take it from us. Thanks for the Bible to help me fight the spiritual battles. In Jesus' name. Amen.