“When you go forth to battle against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than your own, don’t be afraid of them, for the Lord your God, Who brought you out of Egypt, is with you.” Deuteronomy 20:1
Seen many horses and chariots lately? Me neither, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have any enemies. Our enemies today are those who stand in oppostion to the Lord – those against religious freedom, speech and conduct. Our enemies are also worry, fear, quarrels, confusion and all other such things that get our minds and spirits disquieted.
To apply today’s verse to our life today we must transfer its meaning to what we are involved in today. Don’t we often feel like those opposed to us, whether they are out in the world or living next door, are greater than us? Our biggest enemy, the devil, always tries to convince us that we have no chance in any situation.
Take heart though, this verse says, don’t be afraid for God is with you. When it speaks of being brought out of Egypt that’s the equivalent to our prior sinful life, before we came to know Jesus as our Savior. Just as God redeemed the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, so to He redeems us from the slavery of sin.
Verse 4 in this chapter says, “For the Lord your God is He Who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to save you.”
Praise God I can rest in His arms knowing He will be victorious!