May 20, 2018

Don’t Retreat

“You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.” – 2 Chronicles 20:17 One of the best reasons to be hopeful is to help others stay hopeful. When you study ancient warfare, it’s interesting to note that rather than two armies going against one another full force and clambering (think Braveheart), they would often get within 10 feet of each other and just jab and throw things. This would sometimes go on for hours. Interestingly, the same thing happens today when there’s a protest; you’ll notice police officers and protesters on either side of an invisible line. In both scenarios, people can die when they retreat. If someone on one side gets

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