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“By Many Or By Few”

Today’s Bible Verse: “Perhaps the Lord will work for us, for the Lord is not restrained to save by many or by few” (2 Sam. 14:6).
As was often the case, Israel and the Philistines were at war. Jonathan and his armor bearer were about to engage some of the enemy in battle, but Jonathan didn’t know how strong the enemy was. But, Jonathan was confident that God would give them the victory even though there were only two on God’s side. He said to his armor bearer, “perhaps the Lord will work for us, for the Lord is not restrained to save by many or by few.”   Look at the confidence Jonathan expressed.

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Open Fear

Solomon noted that while evil men may lengthen their lives by wickedness, the wise path is to “fear God, to fear Him openly” (8:12).
 
Fearing God “openly” means to publicly fear Him. This is fear clearly demonstrated, exposed for the entire world to see. This point offers several lessons:

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Prayer’s Victory

Today’s Verse: “With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit” (Eph. 6:18).
In Joshua 5:13-15, Joshua’s vision of a man who said he had come as the captain of the Lord’s host and when Joshua bowed down to him, the captain said, “Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so since it was time to pray to God for the conquest of Jericho.

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