Monday, September 12, 2011

Dice!

Read 2nd Chronicles 20:1-4.

Jehoshaphat was the 4th King of Judah sometime around 875 B.C.

One day, a surprise attack came from the southeast. Three nations were about to move against Judah! Moab, Ammon and the Menuites crossed the Dead Sea and were headed toward Jerusalem. Verse 2 tells us how the news was delivered, “A vast army is coming against you from Edom, from the other side of the Sea. It is already in Hazazon Tamar (that is, En Gadi).” At that point, Judah’s enemy was only 40 miles away.

Geographically speaking, the enemy would be at the Gates of Jerusalem in just three days!

How did King Jehoshaphat handle that crises? He turned to God! King Jehoshaphat knew what all of us must come to know. Life is more than just a roll of the dice. Our God is an ever-present help in times of trouble!

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