Out-Numbered

To read the Bible in a year, read Second Chronicles 13–16.
Abijah became the new king of Judah, which was during the days of the reign of King Jeroboam of Israel. Abijah sought the Lord, but Jeroboam sought false gods, leading to war between the two nations (2Chronicles 13:1, 2). During one of the battles, the army of Jeroboam out-numbered the army of Abijah greatly, “Abijah set the battle in order with an army of valiant warriors, four hundred thousand choice men. Jeroboam also drew up in battle formation against him with eight hundred thousand choice men, mighty men of valor” (v. 3). One million, two hundred thousand men faced each other in that battle and the numbers were not divided equally, but two thirds of that number were on the side of Jeroboam, yet, he lost because the Lord was not with Jeroboam, but with Abijah.
Do you seek the Lord? If so, it does not matter what the odds are against you. You shall prosper. Now, be strong and do not fear, but press on doing the right thing.

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