Today’s passage is 2 Chronicles 20:1-19. Let’s go!
2 Chronicles 20:12 (NIV)
12 “…We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you.”
On verses 1-19: Jehoshaphat gets word that the Moabites, Ammonites and Meunites are on their way to attack Jehoshaphat’s land of Judah (v1-2). Jehoshaphat responds by inquiring of the Lord and proclaiming a fast for all of Judah (v3). As the people of Judah assemble to seek help from the Lord, Jehoshaphat stands up, recalls who God is (v7), recalls what God has done (v8-9), tells God their current situation (v10-11), admits their desperate need for God and proclaims their trust in Him (v12). I love what Jehoshaphat says in verse 12: “we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”
God responds by giving a word to Jahaziel, telling Jehoshaphat and the people not to be afraid or discouraged. He also tells them that “you will not have to fight this battle” (v17) “for the battle is not yours, but God’s” (v15). The people only need to take up their positions, face their enemy tomorrow “and see the deliverance the Lord will give you” (v17).
Jeho and the people fall down in worship before the Lord (v18-19).