Digging Deeper – November 29, 2017

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29

 “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.’”

2 Chronicles 20:21 ESV



PRAISE WINS

Trying to win their case some lawyers have been known to ask some incredibly unbelievable questions. The Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyer’s Journal gave the following example.
Question: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse? No
Did you check for blood pressure? No
Did you check for breathing? No
Then is it possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy? No
How can you be sure doctor? Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
But couldn’t the patient been alive nevertheless? It is possible that the patient could still be alive and practicing law somewhere.

Some people will try to do anything to win. With the enemy approaching, Jehoshaphat instructed the people to sing a song of gratitude and love. Heading into battle doesn’t seem to be the time to sing a love song, but that’s exactly what they did. And God’s love always wins.

God has instructed us to love our enemies. We can only do this with God’s power and God’s love. It’s hard to be angry and unforgiving when we are praising God and thanking Him for His love. Do you have any enemies or adversaries in your life right now? Confess to God the conflict. Thank God for loving you so much and showing you grace. Ask God to give you the strength to love your enemies and watch Him work