Day Five – Fortify

Today’s Scripture: 2 Chronicles 32:1-8; 1 Peter 5:8

Have you ever noticed that when you’re in the process of doing something good for God, the devil doesn’t take it sitting down? He threatens and intimidates and does his best to undo anything that will glorify God.

Not long after the revival began in Israel, the Assyrian king Sennacherib moved in to invade Judah. Hezekiah immediately sought counsel from his military officials so they could prepare for a potential siege. First, they protected the water supply. Then, they repaired all the broken sections of the wall and constructed another supporting wall to keep out the enemy. Hezekiah reassured the people to be strong and courageous, and to rely on the “greater power within them.” He reminded them that Sennacherib had only the arm of flesh, but the Lord would help them fight the battles.

It’s easy to let down our guard when things are going well. It’s not just easy—it’s reckless. Peter warned us to be constantly alert for the Sennacherib trying to lay siege to our soul. Keep your water supply flowing by staying constantly connected to the source of Living Water. And reinforce any vulnerable areas in your life that may give the enemy a foothold.

  • What “walls” in your life are broken that need repair. How can you remain fortified so an attack from the enemy can be quickly deterred?