At the very moment they began to sing and give praise, the Lord caused the armies of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir to start fighting among themselves. – 2 Chronicles 20:22
If a person would like to see the power of praise, he need only look to the story of Joram. In his story, the worship and praise of God by God’s chosen people sowed confusion and disorder among His enemies and the enemies of Judah. Truth is, true worship and praise will ALWAYS confound the enemies of God!
What are God’s enemies? I know of at least three: fear, doubt, and discouragement. However, when God’s people worship Him in spirit and in truth, fear is replaced by courage … doubt is replaced by assurance … and discouragement is replaced by a steadfast hope.
Do you want to win the battle? Worship God!
Reverence is the highest quality of man’s nature; and that individual, or nation, which has it slightly developed, is so far unfortunate. It is a strong spiritual instinct, and seeks to form channels for itself where none exists; thus Americans, in the dearth of other objects to worship, fall to worshiping themselves. – Lydia M. Child
Dr. David Pope is President and Founder of POPE Initiatives, a non-profit organization committed to providing executive-level management and support services for major global mission efforts.
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