The Lord Be With You Today!
“I will defend this city and save it,
for My sake and for the sake of David My servant!”
(God’s own city, His own people, are surrounded and besieged
by a daunting and powerful Assyrian army.
The people of Jerusalem are outnumbered and outgunned.
They have no hope of withstanding the onslaught
of the indomitable force aligned against them,
but they don’t stand alone.
Because they sought the help of the Lord,
because they turned to Him, He Himself has come to their defense.
Now, the enemy is no longer facing an inferior or ordinary foe.
Now, he is facing the Lord Himself.
Today, just as Jerusalem belonged to the Lord, we also belong to the Lord,
and He has declared He will defend and save us.
When invasion from the powerful and daunting forces
of fear or anger or brokenness or unforgiveness
or financial ruin or illness or despair threatens to overwhelm us today,
when we look to the Lord, when we remember Whose we are,
He declares He Himself protects and defends us from such threats.
He stands with us because He will defend His own Name
and also because He made a vow to David long ago
that His Word manifested in His Son in us would prevail.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ’s love,
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