The battle is won or lost in the temple…

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Psalm 33:13 The Lord looks down from heaven; he sees all humankind. 14 From where he sits enthroned he watches all the inhabitants of the earth — 15 he who fashions the hearts of them all, and observes all their deeds. 16 A king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength. 17 The war horse is a vain hope for victory, and by its great might it cannot save. 18 Truly the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love, 

V.16-17 really got my attention today. David is articulating an important truth. it is our God who “looks down from heaven” who raises up and tears down. What I most appreciate about David is that he didn’t just write about dependence on God, he walked the talk. When faced with battle and uncertain outcomes, David could often be found worshipping the Lord – not consulting with his generals or checking his horses and chariots or meeting with his diplomats. David understood that…

the battle is won or lost in the temple, not the war room…

What would it look like for you and me to apply this principal? Lord show us the way, for you are God of heaven and earth. Amen.

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