The raw, direct encounters with God experienced by Old Testament Kings and prophets, give a huge insight into God’s character.
As we see Israel’s rebellion after rebellion against God, even after repeatedly experiencing His miraculous hand and power, there are those few examples of integrity, faithfulness and trust in God. We also see that without fail, every one of these examples are bolstered, anchored and honoured by God not once, but throughout their lives. Irrespective of their strength, they vanquish huge armies and any opposition against them fails. The moment they or their descendents cease to honour God, they are exposed to destruction, ruin and exile.
While the hand of God may not prevent the attacks of the enemies and opposition from within and without, it ensures that the outcome is always victory.
It is the same God working in us today. It is that same strength and power we enjoy, holding us up in every situation. While opposition may mount against us from all sides, nothing, absolutely nothing can touch us before going through the mighty shield of God.. that is if we remain, in step with God.
“A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.” Ps 91:7