Day Three: Fixing Our Eyes – Not Forgetting

Hebrews 12:2 (NIV) –…fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.

2 Chronicles 32:7-8 (NIV) – “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater power with us than with him. With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles.”

“For the believer, fear is always God-forgetful. If  God is sovereign and his rule is complete, wise, righteous, and good, why would you fear? Judah had been invaded by the powerful king of Assyria, Sennacherib. Hezekiah prepared and armed Judah for battle…He knew that in these moments God’s people were often given to fear. They would forget who they were as the children of God and they would forget who God is in all his almighty power and glory…Hezekiah didn’t want the people of Judah to think that they were left to their battle courage, their war experience, and their skill with weapons. He wanted them to know that they had been amazingly blessed with another ingredient, one that they could not, must not forget. So he said: ‘Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or dismayed before the king of Assyria and all the horde that is with him…With him is an arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles.’” [Paul David Tripp, New Morning Mercies. Crossway. Kindle Edition.]

What are the battles that you are facing?

Prayer: “Father, thank you that I am your child and that you fight my battles.  You are with me and are my help.  Would you grant me new strength and courage to face the battles. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.” [click here]

Let’s close in worship with “Good Forever” by Matt Redman.

 

EK

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