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Pray and Let God Fight Your Battles

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Praying Through the Bible #50 | with Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Psalm 35:1-18

This is message #50 titled "Pray and Let God Fight Your Battles."

The main reason why our country remains safe is because the government has trained soldiers who know how to fight and defend the country against attacks from the outside. It would be foolish for the government to round up a bunch of civilians and send them into a war zone. No matter how passionate and excited you may be, you cannot do the job like a trained soldier. And, to that end, we allow the professionals to fight that battle for us. We enjoy the freedoms that we have in this country because others have fought and died for them.

Just like we do not fight battles as citizens of this country, God does not want us to fight our battles alone either. When the children of Israel were trapped between the Egyptian army and the Red Sea, God told Moses, "The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace." In other words, he was saying, 'You just be still and let me do the work."

In our passage for today, God is telling us the very same thing from the life of David. We do not know specifically when this psalm was written. But, based on the situation described in this psalm, we can safely assume that this prayer was written around the time when Absalom rebelled. Not only did David's son turn against him, but friends and advisors who had been loyal to David turned against him as well. Let's look at David's prayer and see how he commits to letting God fight this battle for him.