Why should He? As I was reading the story of King Hezekiah I was intrigued by his devotion and loyalty to our God. He truly loved the Lord and served faithful in the temple and led his people in this same manner.
2 Chronicles 31:21 In everything that he undertook in the service of God’s temple and in obedience to the law and the commands, he sought his God and worked wholeheartedly. And so he prospered.
We who are Christians should be devoted to the work of the Lord. After we became a committed Christians, my husband and I jumped into the work of the Lord 6 months later and was in ministry in our church and we have not stopped since 1984. Every battle that we have ever faced…God has been there. I’m going to share with you the strategy or tool that you can hold on to when facing any battle that might come your way:
2 Chronicles 32:7, 8 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater power with us than with him. 8 With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people gained confidence from what Hezekiah the king of Judah said.
This scripture is what King Hezekiah told his people when they were facing the tormenting comments and threats from the Assyrian emperor.
Today…we don’t have to be afraid of anyone or anything. We have God in us. Don’t believe the enemy’s lies pertaining to you…not for your spiritual walk with the Lord…not for your health…your safety…your family….your finances…nothing. When people come against you speaking evil about you and threatening you with harm remember the scripture verse above and this one that the apostle John said: You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. (1 John 4:4).
The Lord helped King Hezekiah and his enemy was defeated…..Why? Hezekiah was loyal and devoted to the work of the Lord. I feel if you take care of God’s business…He will take care of your business. If you got saved….became a born again Christian and barely went to church or did anything for the Lord and maybe your car broke and you prayed and asked God for money to fix your car….why should He. He is not a genie in a bottle to just rub and get your wish granted.
I personally serve God because I love Him so much…that is my only motive. I believe Gods word when He said He would take care of me. But He doesn’t treat me like a spoiled child and give me everything I ask because He loves me and He knows that’s not good for me. But I feel He goes that extra mile for me and He has and does fight my battles. God knows I will be faithful in my loyalty and devotion to Him.
God sees in everyone’s heart and He knows those who are serious about Him and those who are not. For those who are not as faithful as they should be.…I’m sure He works on them until they are in a better place with Him….Why?…Because He loves them very much and wants His best for them.
So to those faithful Children of God that are going through a battle today I say this to you……
Because of your loyalty and devotion to the Lord He will be there for you so…So be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because there is a greater power which is the LORD our God …He will help you and will fight your battle.
James 4:7 puts it this way…… Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Again…I feel if you take care of God’s business…He will take care of your business.
Message for today: Loyalty and devotion to God = Someone to help you fight your battles. Awesome!!