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2 Chronicles 20 (NIV) 1 After this, the Moabites and Ammonites with some of the Meunites came to wage war against Jehoshaphat.

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2 chronicles 20 niv

  • 2 Chronicles 20 (NIV)

  • 1 After this, the Moabites and Ammonites with some of the Meunites came to wage war against Jehoshaphat.


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  • 2 Some people came and told Jehoshaphat, “A vast army is coming against you from Edom, from the other side of the Dead Sea. It is already in Hazezon Tamar” (that is, En Gedi). 3 Alarmed, Jehoshaphat resolved to inquire of the Lord, and he proclaimed a fast for all Judah.


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  • 4 The people of Judah came together to seek help from the Lord; indeed, they came from every town in Judah to seek him.


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  • 5 Then Jehoshaphat stood up in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem at the temple of the Lord in the front of the new courtyard 6 and said:


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  • “Lord, the God of our ancestors, are You not the God who is in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. Power and might are in Your hand, and no one can withstand You.


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  • 7 Our God, did You not drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel and give it forever to the descendants of Abraham Your friend?


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  • 8 They have lived in it and have built in it a sanctuary for Your Name, saying,


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  • 9 ‘If calamity comes upon us, whether the sword of judgment, or plague or famine, we will stand in Your presence before this temple that bears Your Name and will cry out to You in our distress, and You will hear us and save us.’


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  • 10 “But now here are men from Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir, whose territory You would not allow Israel to invade when they came from Egypt; so they turned away from them and did not destroy them.


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  • 11 See how they are repaying us by coming to drive us out of the possession You gave us as an inheritance.

  • 12 Our God, will You not judge them?


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  • For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on You.”


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  • Proverbs 1:7

  • The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction


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  • Proverbs 9:10(NIV)

  • The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,

  • and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.


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  • Isaiah 46:9-10 (NIV)

  • ... I am God, and there is no other;

  • I am God, and there is none like Me.


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  • 10 I make known the end from the beginning,

  • from ancient times, what is still to come.

  • I say, ‘My purpose will stand,

  • and I will do all that I please.’


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  • The journey of trust from the head to the heart takes place when we sincerely begin to believe that in all circumstances our all-knowing, all-powerful, wise God wants the best for us


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  • The wisdom of God is:

  • that attribute of God whereby He produces the best possible results by the best possible means


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  • The journey of trust from the head to the heart takes place when we sincerely begin to believe that in all circumstances our all-knowing, all-powerful, wise God wants the best for us


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  • Wisdom, among other things, is the ability to devise perfect ends and to achieve those ends by the most perfect means


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  • Wisdom sees everything in focus, each in proper relation to all, and is thus able to work toward predestined goals with the flawless precision.


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  • All God's acts are done in perfect wisdom, first for His own glory, and then for the highest good of the greatest number for the longest time.


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  • God has charged Himself with full responsibility for our eternal happiness and He stands ready to take over the management of our lives the moment we turn in faith to Him.

  • A.W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy


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  • And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

  • Romans 8:28 (NIV)


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  • Too often we seek to understand in order to believe

  • We need to seek to believe in order to understand


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  • Proverbs 9:10(NIV)

  • The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,

  • and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.


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  • Psalm 9:10 (NIV)

  • Those who know Your name trust in You,

  • for You, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You.


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  • Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)

  • Trust in the Lord with all your heart

  • and lean not on your own understanding;

  • 6 in all your ways submit to Him,

  • and He will make your paths straight.


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  • Romans 5:3–4 (NIV)

  • 3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope.


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  • Psalm 20:7 (NIV)

  • Some trust in chariots and some in horses,

  • but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.


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