Word Wednesday is here! Lucky week 13. Y’all ready for I Chronicles?
I Chronicles 14:15 (NIV)–As soon as you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, move out to battle, because that will mean that God has gone out in front of you to strike the Philistine army.
In case you haven’t seen a theme, I believe in spiritual warfare. We fight an enemy we can’t see, an enemy who is out to defeat us by any means necessary. An enemy that, if we could see it, would probably scare the uhm… double hockey sticks out of us.
It’s verses like this one that make me want to jump up and down and shout. Why? Because we have someone on our side who is bigger than any enemy we can face. I mean, check out I Chronicles 14. David is no sooner in place as king than the Philistines come after him. David asked God if he should go out and fight, and God gave him the instructions in verse 15.
Know why I love that? Because for a brief moment, God let David hear the heavenlies. He let the physical world and the spiritual world cross so that David could hear the heavenly Army that fought the Philistines. He let David know that God’s help–God’s warring angels–are real. God and the things of God are not vaporous, intangible things… They have substance. Can you tell that totally runs away with me?
How about you? When you read I Chronicles, what verse does God highlight for you? Share it in the comments or blog and leave us a link. Can’t wait to hear what you have to say!