SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
Scripture: 2 Chronicles 13:4,5
In 2 Chronicles 13:3-5 we are told, “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. Then Abijah stood on Mount Zemaraim, which is in the mountains of Ephraim, and said, “Hear me, Jeroboam and all Israel: Should you not know that the Lord God of Israel gave the dominion over Israel to David forever, to him and his sons, by a covenant of salt?” Abijah, the King of Judah, was outmanned by 2:1. He had 400,000 but was warring against Jeroboam, the King of Israel, with 800,000. Abijah warned Jeroboam not to fight him because God was against him and all Israel. Why did Abijah say that? Because he knew Judah was obedient and had the salt of the covenant. God was for them. Abijah warned Jeroboam not to fight because he could not win. Abijah and Judah were obedient to God while Israel and Jeroboam were not. And the rest of the chapter proves it. When you and I have the salt of the Davidic covenant working in our life, even if we are outnumbered two to one, we cannot lose. That is the power of the Davidic covenant and that is the power of Psalm 110:1 in action!