OCTOBER 8: QUESTIONING

QUESTIONING

By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

" ... For we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon Thee."
2 Chronicles 20:12
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Question - To express or put forth a "wondering" with a desire, generally, for feedback and response.
To solicit a thought with the idea of "why" ... behind it.
To express a suggestion, idea, or thought with a desire for a verbal or mental volley to accompany it.
When we don't know what to do;
O Lord, we fix our eyes on You ...

As did Jehoshapat.
Three virtues of Jehoshaphat:
Humility, Dependence, Wisdom.
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Today's Read: 2 Chronicles 20:1-30 and Psalm 35
Jehoshaphat (King of Judah) finds himself up against it:
Faced with true and capable enemies of Judah, finding himself surrounded, outnumbered, and unable to meet the foes bent on his destruction, hands tied securely behind his back, and no way of escape, Jehoshaphat is faced with a true dilemma:
What is he going to do about this impending, imminent battle?
As a man of high rank, status, power, and positional authority  ... he realizes his options.
Here's what he doesn't do:
-He doesn't call in other people or nations stronger than himself for aid.
-He doesn't send out the chariots in an anxious storm of fighting an unwinnable battle.
-He doesn't withdraw into the safety of his oval office and hide.
Here's what he does:
-He calls on God.
-He prays to God.
-He solicits the help of God and implores the entire nation to fast and pray before God with a view of His ability, His sovereignty, and His sufficient strength, to meet them at the crossroad of their need.
"And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. And Judah gathered themselves together to ask help of the Lord; even out of all the cities of Judah they came to seek the Lord."
2 Chronicles 20:3-4
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.... And God does.
Asserting His authority He makes clear what the battle plan is to be and, likewise, He makes clear to you and me, the necessary means and answer to all of our battles.
Read the rest of the story ... and employ yourself with the same strategy that Jeshoshaphat utilized in obtaining true victory:
Quietly, Confidently, Hopefully ...
Put forth your inability.
Solidly, Sufficiently, Sovereignly ...
God will grant you and provide you true victory.
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"Plead my cause, O Lord, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me. Take hold of shield and buckler and stand up for mine help."
Psalm 34:1-2