Thursday, June 29, 2017

Ramp up the praise ... ...

Look with me at 2nd Chronicles 20:21, “After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the LORD and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying: ‘Give thanks to the LORD, for his love endures forever.’”

The army of Judah was on the march. Thousands of men were armed for battle. There was some stuff going on. Many were worried. Some were scared. Others were distracted. Some in Judah were tempted to zoom in on the vast strength of the opposing army, but instead, King Jehoshaphat led his people into a great application of “Zoomology!”

What did King Jehoshaphat do as he led his people to face this difficult challenge? He shook up military protocol. Who did the king position at the front of the army? Not the scouts! Not the archers! Not the infantry, but instead, the praisers led the way! King Jehoshaphat encouraged his people to ramp up the praise and then he placed the praisers out in front! The king knew that when God was worshiped and then praised, God would show up and when God shows up, there is victory for His as we are reminded that King Kong is actually not all that kingly.

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