I Chronicles 5:20
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20  They prevailed against them; the Hagrites and all who were with them were delivered into their hands, for they cried to Hashem in the battle, and He responded to their entreaty because they trusted in Him.

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כ  וַיֵּעָזְרוּ עֲלֵיהֶם וַיִּנָּתְנוּ בְיָדָם הַהַגְרִיאִים וְכֹל שֶׁעִמָּהֶם כִּי לֵאלֹהִים זָעֲקוּ בַּמִּלְחָמָה וְנַעְתּוֹר לָהֶם כִּי־בָטְחוּ בוֹ׃

5:20   For they cried to Hashem in the battle

In the previous verses, we are told that the combined forces of the tribes of Reuven, Gad and Menashe numbered an impressive 44,760 troops of exceptional quality. And yet, we are told that the reason they were victorious in battle is because they trusted in Hashem and believed that He would help them and save them. As we have seen numerous times throughout Tanakh, success in the Land of Israel is not tied to physical capability and effort alone, though these are very important, but also to faith and trust in God.

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  • I've been thinking about this, and Gideon and the situation he found himself in was similar in one respect. God will not share His Glory, he wants us to trust him in all the situations we find ourselves in. I heard someone on TV the other day, she said "There no problem to small for God to be interested in, or one too big that he cannot deal with". Today we deal with other situations don't we, secular worldliness, a society that seems hellbent to destroy itself, and in the middle of it all God comes along side of us and tells us to trust him. What an awesome God we serve.

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I Chronicles 5:20

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