July 03, 2019: SOAP #3497:   Isaiah 6-7; 2Chronicles 26-27; Philemon Scripture:  2Chronicles (NIV) 26:7 God helped him against the Philistines and against the Arabs who lived in Gur Baal and against the Meunites. 14 Uzziah provided shields, spears, helmets, coats of armor, bows and sling stones for the entire army. 15 In Jerusalem he made […]

July 03, 2019: SOAP #3497:   Isaiah 6-7; 2Chronicles 26-27; Philemon

Scripture:  2Chronicles (NIV) 26:7 God helped him against the Philistines and against the Arabs who lived in Gur Baal and against the Meunites.
14 Uzziah provided shields, spears, helmets, coats of armor, bows and sling stones for the entire army.
15 In Jerusalem he made machines designed by skillful men for use on the towers and on the corner defenses to shoot arrows and hurl large stones. His fame spread far and wide, for he was greatly helped until he became powerful.

Observation:   As menhave “advanced” and become “more civilized” they have“improved” their ability to wage war. Having the most “modern” of weapons not only enabled a king todefeat his enemy but also to defend his cities. Here skillful men under the reign of a righteous Uzziah are creditedwith designing some of the ancient, defense machines of war.

Application:  The better we can fight an offensive waragainst the enemy of our souls, the better we will be able to defend ourfamilies and homes.   

Prayer:  Holy Spirit, keep me alert and awake.  Use me to attack the enemy.  Use me to defend those closest to me.  Amen

Pastor Leon
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