Majestic Harmony


Victory In God

     "And when Judah came toward the watchtower in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude, and, behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped."     

     God was the strength of Judah in this crisis, and He is the strength of His people today. We are not to trust in princes, or to set men in the place of God. We are to remember that human beings are fallible and erring, and that He who has all power is our strong tower of defense. In every emergency we are to feel that the battle is His. His resources are limitless, and apparent impossibilities will make the victory all the greater.

          "Save us, O God of our salvation,

             And gather us together,

           And deliver us from the heathen,

           That we may give thanks




                to Thy holy name,

           And glory in Thy praise."


     Laden with spoil, the armies of Judah returned "with joy; for the Lord had made them to rejoice over their enemies. And they came to Jerusalem with psalteries and harps and trumpets unto the house of the Lord." 2 Chronicles 20:27, 28. Great was their cause for rejoicing. In obedience to the command, "Stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord: . . . fear not, nor be dismayed," they had put their trust wholly in God, and He had proved to be their fortress and their deliverer. Verse 17. Now they could sing with understanding the inspired hymns of David:

     "God is our refuge and strength,

       A very present help in trouble. . . .

      He breaketh the bow,





      and cutteth the spear in sunder;

      He burneth the chariot in the fire.

      Be still, and know that I am God:

      I will be exalted among the heathen,





       I will be exalted in the earth.

        The Lord of hosts is with us;

        The God of Jacob is our refuge."

               Psalm 46.

     "According to Thy name, O God,

      So is Thy praise unto the ends of the earth:

      Thy right hand is full of righteousness.

      Let Mount Zion rejoice,

      Let the daughters of Judah be glad,

      Because of Thy judgments. . . .



     "This God is our God for ever and ever:

      He will be our guide even unto death."

        Psalm 48:10-14.   

     Through the faith of Judah's ruler and of his armies "the fear of God was on all the kingdoms of those countries, when they had heard that the Lord fought against the enemies of Israel. So the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet: for his God gave him rest." 2 Chronicles 20:29, 30. 

PK 202-203