ONE WHO FIGHTS!

“The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace” (Exodus 14:14).

Moses looked at the children of Israel and said, "Do not worry or fear. The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace."

There was no weapon in the hands of the Israelites who came out of Egypt. They were unable to oppose the huge army, chariots, horses and the soldiers of Pharaoh. Their position might have become pitiable if God had not fought for them. But Moses told the children of Israel with all faith "The Lord will fight for you" (Exodus 14:14).

Do not be afraid when the enemies rise against you. Let not their arrogance, anger and jealousy worry you. Always look up to God who loves you and protects you like a pupil of eye. Only after knowing your weakness, He has risen to fight for you. He has willed to give you victory after seeing the bigger strength of your enemies.

Once, the King of Samaria sent fifty soldiers to capture Elijah. How could Elijah oppose fifty soldiers? The Lord fought for him. The Lord made the fire come down from heaven and consumed the fifty soldiers and their captain (II Kings 1:10).

During another instance, when the Syrians came against the Israelites, God commanded the noise to chase them. The Lord had caused the army of the Syrians to hear the noise of chariots, galloping sound of horses and the uproar of a great army. Thus the Syrians fled at twilight, and left the camp intact—their tents, their horses, and their donkeys and they fled for their lives (II Kings 7:7).

When the Lord rose to fight against Sennacherib, king of Assyria, He sent only one angel at night and he killed one hundred and eighty-five thousand soldiers in the camp of the Assyrians (II Kings 19:35). The Lord of hosts will fight for you. In II Chronicles, 20th chapter, we find another wonderful way in which God fought for His people. By fighting within themselves the enemies destroyed each other. How wonderful it is!

Thus the Lord fought in different ways for His people and defeated the enemies. Dear children of God, what is it you have to do? It is enough if you keep silent thus relying upon Him placing all your burdens on Him. You have to believe that God will fight for you. You have to praise Him and exalt Him. You have to worship Him always and glorify Him.

To meditate: “….but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles” (II Chronicles 32:8).