Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, join us there. Our God will fight for us! (Neh. 4:20)
NORTH AMERICAN BISON HERDS circle together when threatened. The adults form a guard around the young and weak and face the enemy from all sides. Every herd, whatever the creature, finds safety and strength when they are not alone.
The principle here is that there is strength in numbers. Nehemiah believed this truth and used the trumpeter to call his band, the Israelites, together to face an invader. Often churches today attempt to bring believers together, only to find the natural instinct for independence too strong to overcome.
Believers are not alone in their walks with Jesus. Whenever God fights for us, does he not also work within us and through us to help others? And does he not use others in his work for us? Yes, on both accounts. Unfortunately, so often a call goes out for prayer for a fellow believer, but it is answered by warriors going off to their own corners and praying individually—leaving the fight to the Lord. Does an army not take up arms and fight with the Lord fighting with them?
When we band together supporting and protecting each other, we are exponentially more powerful. Perhaps when we truly become one with each other and with the Lord—one in purpose and one in principle, one in battle for righteousness—we shall see the might of the Lord again.
Get your band together today.
Randall A. Forbes is director of plant operations at Kingswood University. With a flair for the artistic, Randy’s secular life experience contributes to his unique perspective and application of biblical truths.
© 2019 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission.