Tuesday, June 9, 2015

God Loves The Underdog

God Loves The Underdog

I LOVE these kind of stories. I did not paste the entire story (Read below), it was too long, so if you wanted to read the entire story it is all of chapter 13. To recap the story for you, Abijah was King of Judah. There was war between he and Jeroboam, Abijah was out numbered two to one. But Abijah had something Jeroboam did not have...... GOD! Even when Jeroboam tried to trick Abijah by ambushing him, Jeroboam could NOT trick GOD. GOD intervened and delivered Jeroboam over to Abijah.

I really believe that GOD LOVES to come through. HE LOVES to be the earthly underdog, and come shining through. This same GOD that fought for Abijah is YOUR GOD. I think that sometimes we forget this, or maybe we think that this does not happen anymore because the Bible was written so LONG ago. WRONG!
GOD does not change. HE loves to see you happy and HE loves to see you win; there is only one pre- requisite, and Abijah presented it clearly, GOD was his GOD, Abijah did not worship anything else. Abijah thought of GOD in the morning and night, God is his leader, and when Abijah realized that he was in trouble he did not fight back or rely on earthly wisdom, he cried out to the LORD. In other words GOD was the center of Abijah's universe.

Is GOD the center of your universe? Do you have a relationship like Abijah did? When in trouble do you give GOD the chance to rescue you or do you try and work it out on your own? GOD wants to see you happy and wants to rescue you, are you giving HIM the chance?

Now there was war between Abijah and Jeroboam. Abijah went out to battle, having an army of valiant men of war, 400,000 chosen men. And Jeroboam drew up his line of battle against him with 800,000 chosen mighty warriors.  Then Abijah stood up on Mount Zemaraim that is in the hill country of Ephraim and said, "Hear me, O Jeroboam and all Israel! Ought you not to know that the LORD God of Israel gave the kingship over Israel forever to David and his sons by a covenant of salt?

But as for us, the LORD is our God, and we have not forsaken him. We have priests ministering to the LORD who are sons of Aaron, and Levites for their service. They offer to the LORD every morning and every evening burnt offerings and incense of sweet spices, set out the showbread on the table of pure gold, and care for the golden lampstand that its lamps may burn every evening. For we keep the charge of the LORD our God, but you have forsaken him. Behold, God is with us at our head, and his priests with their battle trumpets to sound the call to battle against you. O sons of Israel, do not fight against the LORD, the God of your fathers, for you cannot succeed."Jeroboam had sent an ambush around to come upon them from behind. Thus his troops were in front of Judah, and the ambush was behind them. And when Judah looked, behold, the battle was in front of and behind them. And they cried to the LORD, and the priests blew the trumpets. Then the men of Judah raised the battle shout. And when the men of Judah shouted, God defeated Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah. The men of Israel fled before Judah, and God gave them into their hand. - 2 Chronicles 13:2-5, 10-16.

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