The Golden Rule

(Lev. 19:18, Mt. 7:12)
The Golden Rule

Treat others as
You would have them
Treat you: Your days
Will gleam like gems.

~Day Williams

February 7: The Battle is the Lord’s

Day Williams created this graphic depiction of this date.

February 7
The Battle is the Lord’s

104.
Then Jahaziel said: “Your Majesty and everyone from Judah and Jerusalem, the LORD says that you don’t need to be afraid or let this powerful army discourage you. God will fight on your side!”
–2 Chronicles 20:15

105.
“You won’t even have to fight. Just take your positions and watch the LORD rescue you from your enemy. Don’t be afraid. Just do as you’re told. And as you march out tomorrow, the LORD will be there with you.”
–2 Chronicles 20:17

 

SECOND CHRONICLES CHAPTER SIXTEEN

SECOND CHRONICLES CHAPTER SIXTEEN

1 Now in year thirty-six of Asa’s rule,

Israel’s King Baasha of Israel struck against

Judah and captured Ramah, a small town.

He started fortifying it, and he

He stationed troops to stop the people there

From going in and out of Judah, 2 and

When Asa heard of this, he took the gold

And silver from his palace and out of

God’s temple, then he sent it to Damascus

With word for Syria’s King Benhadad:

3 “Let’s have a treaty, as our fathers did.

This gold and silver is a gift for you.

Now break your treaty with King Baasha

Of Israel and make him leave my land.”

4 Benhadad did what Asa asked and sent

Syria’s army into Israel.

They captured towns of Ijon, Dan, Abel-

Maim, and all the towns in Naphtali

Where the supplies were kept. 5 When Baasha

Heard of this, he stopped work on Ramah. 6 Asa

Commanded everyone in Judah to

Take off the stones and wood Baasha had

Employed to strengthen Ramah, and then he

Fortified towns of Geba and of Mizpah

With these same stones and wood. 7 Soon after that

Happened, the seer Hanani went to Asa

And said to him: “You counted on the king

Of Syria instead of counting on

The Lord your God. And so, you’ll never beat

The army of the Syrians. 8 Recall

How powerful the Ethiopian         

And Libyan army was, with chariots

And troops of cavalry; you trusted God

To help you then, and you defeated them.

9 For God’s eyes range throughout the earth,

and he

Gives strength to those who faithfully obey

Him, but you’ve done a foolish thing, and your

Kingdom will never be at peace again.

10 When Asa heard this, he was so enraged

He put Hanani in a prison. Asa

Was also cruel to some of his people.

11 Everything Asa did while he was king

Is written in The History of the Kings

Of Judah and of Israel; 12 and in

The thirty-ninth year of his rule, he was

Afflicted with a foot disease, but he

Relied on doctors and refused to ask

The Lord for help, 13 and he died two years later.

14 Earlier, Asa had had his own tomb

Cut from a rock hill in Jerusalem,

So he was buried there; the tomb was filled

With fragrant oils and spices to the brim,

Then people built a fire to honor him.