When the need is the greatest
“And Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.” —Isaiah 10:34
Read Isaiah 10:28-34
A foreign army descends from the north toward Jerusalem unimpeded. God’s servant, Isaiah, saw in a vision how the enemy would conquer God’s people. City after city would be defeated, beginning at Aiath. But as the road became more difficult to travel because of the steepness of the mountains, the enemy left their extra baggage at Michmash (v. 28).
In verses 29-31 we read how the inhabitants of the land tried desperately to outrun the invading enemy. They came to Nob, a town most likely adjacent to Jerusalem, and wondered if the Holy Mount where the Lord had chosen to dwell would be conquered. However, the enemy did not take the Lord into consideration at all. The Lord God of hosts, who has legions of angels at His disposal, stopped the enemy in their tracks. The Assyrians (vs. 33-34) are compared to a huge forest consisting of mighty, tall trees. At first their branches are hewed down, after which the trunks are also cut down to the ground.
The pride of the world power is humbled as the Lord delivers the weak! Do you know why the Lord cares for the insignificant, the weak, for those who do not count? It is simple: They ask Him for help, deliverance, and assistance.
Do you think that a sense of need causes people to pray?
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