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 Our Eyes Are on the Lord

Our Eyes Are on the Lord

2 Chron. 20:12
O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee.

Jehoshaphat, the king [of Judah], was panic-stricken when he heard of the heavy war-cloud that was rolling on, ready to burst in thunder on his little kingdom.… His first act was to muster the nation, not as a military levy but as suppliants, “to seek help of the Lord.”… Jehoshaphat’s prayer … was the most powerful weapon that could have been employed, for the rest of the chapter tells the strangest story of a campaign that was ever written. No sword was drawn.… Levites with their instruments of music, not fighters with their spears, led the van, and as “they began to sing and to praise,” sudden panic laid hold on the invading force, who turned their arms against each other.
The very depth of despair set [Judah] to climb the height of trust.… “We know not what to do but our eyes are upon Thee”—blessed is the desperation which catches at God’s hand; firm is the trust which leaps from despair. We are all outnumbered and overborne by the claims, duties, hindrances, sorrows, and entanglements of life.… The meaning of all circumstances that force our helplessness on us is to open to us Jehoshaphat’s refuge in his—“our eyes are upon Thee.”
Alexander Maclaren, Exposition of Holy Scripture

 2007/7/12 4:54Profile

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Nottingham, England

 Re: Our Eyes Are on the Lord

In the same way king Jehoshaphat recognised his weakness against an ungodly host, we should see our weakness and look only to God for deliverance.

Should we look to the arm of flesh we are in trouble.

What would have happened to Daniel had he looked to the arm of flesh?

God is good, our hope should be in Him and in Him alone.

Good post.

God bless.

 2007/7/12 8:05Profile

 Re:My Eyes Need to be on the Lord -

Thank you Pastor.

Where do you get these quotes from Alexander Maclaren ?
I like that guy .... (Oh hear ye, my most formal speech ? It's Koine-Joysey - ;-) )

Hey, and thank you for not posting Spurgeon's this morning. Reading that convicting piece ONCE today was enough, Haaaaa :-? .

Love you dear brother.
Thanks again! Seriously Good post there.

 2007/7/13 16:11

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