2 Chronicles Chapter 14



1 So Abijah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David: and Asa his son reigned in his stead. In his days the land was quiet ten years.

2 And Asa did that which was good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God:

3 For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the high places, and brake down the images, and cut down the groves:

4 And commanded Judah to seek the LORD God of their fathers, and to do the law and the commandment.

5 Also he took away out of all the cities of Judah the high places and the images: and the kingdom was quiet before him.

6 And he built fenced cities in Judah: for the land had rest, and he had no war in those years; because the LORD had given him rest.

7 Therefore he said unto Judah, Let us build these cities, and make about them walls, and towers, gates, and bars, while the land is yet before us; because we have sought the LORD our God, we have sought him, and he hath given us rest on every side. So they built and prospered.

8 And Asa had an army of men that bare targets and spears, out of Judah three hundred thousand; and out of Benjamin, that bare shields and drew bows, two hundred and fourscore thousand: all these were mighty men of valour.

9 And there came out against them Zerah the Ethiopian with an host of a thousand thousand, and three hundred chariots; and came unto Mareshah.

10 Then Asa went out against him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.

11 And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee.

12 So the LORD smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah; and the Ethiopians fled.

13 And Asa and the people that were with him pursued them unto Gerar: and the Ethiopians were overthrown, that they could not recover themselves; for they were destroyed before the LORD, and before his host; and they carried away very much spoil.

14 And they smote all the cities round about Gerar; for the fear of the LORD came upon them: and they spoiled all the cities; for there was exceeding much spoil in them.

15 They smote also the tents of cattle, and carried away sheep and camels in abundance, and returned to Jerusalem.

 



 




 

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Sheila's 2 Chronicles Chapter 14 comment on 4/21/2015, 7:12am...

It 's important to remember that no matter how much we believe we may be able to defeat the thing that come against us, we need to call upon the Lord to be with us and fight our battles because he is always the winner. Have faith in God.

 


Kay Beckman's 2 Chronicles Chapter 14 comment about verse 11 on 1/15/2013, 11:14pm...

This comment is in 3 parts:
Part 1:
SCRIPTURE (in phrases): Lord There is no one besides you To help in the battle Between the powerful And those who have no strength; So help us, O Lord our God, For we trust in you, And in your name have come against this multitude. O Lord, you are our God, Let not man prevail against you.
Part 2:
BIBLE STORY (responding to each phrase): Asaís prayer is a remarkable display of faith. He cries out, ďNothing is sure but that God reigns.Ē Asa recognizes that this battle belonged to the Lord. He knows that he is outnumbered. But more importantly he knows that Godís victories do not depend on the strength of man. He brings his current threat to God declaring that there is none to help but God. God is their only hope. He correctly understands that Godís power is not enhanced or limited by manís apparent strength or weakness. They confidently go out in his name, Reminding God that He is their God. Reminding God that his entire responsibility includes defending his own reputation. Results: Man did not triumph. The Ethiopians were overthrown, and they could not recover, for they were broken before the LORD and His army. And they carried away very much spoil.
Part 3:
MY STORY and APPLICATION: When difficulties come to an alarming pitch, put God between me and my crisis. God can summon unexpected reinforcements at any moment to destroy the strength of a position that is causing me difficulties. Because there is no other to lean upon, refuse all human aid not summoned by God. Bring any and all threats to God. Follow up and collect the spoils. It is not a mistake to rely on the Lord. Example: our rental expenses.

 


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