When Absalom rebelled against his father, David, and tried to take over the kingdom, a battle ensued. It was a bloody and nasty affair. Twenty-thousand men lost their lives, “…and the forest devoured more people that day than the sword. And Absalom happened to meet the servants of David. Absalom was riding on his mule, and the mule went under the thick branches of a great terebinth, and his head caught fast in the oak, and he was suspended between heaven and earth, while the mule that was under him went on.” (2 Samuel 18:8-9)
This section of Scripture reminds of the words of Moses when the Egyptians were pursuing the Israelites. The people of Israel were afraid that the Egyptian warriors would overtake them, so Moses declared, “The Lord will fight for you.” (Exodus 14:14) And, if you recall, He did.
God seems to take great delight in doing battle for His people. I, personally, really like the story of Joshua and the Israelites going up against the Amorites.
“And the Lord threw [the enemy] into a panic before Israel, who struck them with a great blow at Gibeon… And as they fled before Israel … the Lord threw down large stones from heaven on them as far as Azekah, and they died. There were more who died because of the hailstones than the sons of Israel killed with the sword.” (Joshua 10:10-11)
That would be quite a story to tell your kids and grandkids, wouldn’t it? “Hailstones the size of grapefruits hit the enemy … but not one hit us. It was amazing.”
So, my friend, what are you facing today?
“If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31)