Summary: Our struggles in life are not for us to fight. The battle is not ours but the Lord’s.
Point Two: “God Will Give You Double For Your Trouble”
When you depend on God in your time of need, He will give you double for your trouble. Asa standing there in battle with his 500,000 soldiers, God caused a mass of confusion among all of the 1,000,000 soldiers of the Ethiopians. They did not know what to do. I’m so glad that God is not a quantitative God (He’s not concerned with numbers), but a qualitative God (He’s concerned with quality). While the Ethiopian soldiers were in an array on mass confusion amongst themselves, Asa with his 500,000 soldiers slew all of the Ethiopians soldiers. Not one of the 1,000,000 survived. Not only did God allow Asa to be victorieus in battle, God made available for him to all the cattle and wealth out of the enemies country. Provers 13:22 says, “the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.” God will give you double for your trouble.
Psalm 27:2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
Exodus 14:13-14 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will show to you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more for ever. 14 The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
I know the battle is not yours but the Lord’s because Jesus won that battle for us on Calvary’s cross.