“Oh our God – we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.” (2 Chronicles. 20:12)
Have you ever realized that what you said and what someone else heard was totally different? As if you were standing and looking in two different directions, you find yourself discussing the same situation, but somehow not on the same page!
I think it falls into the old cliché – it all depends on how you look at it. Apparently the people speaking in the verse all at least agreed on one thing – we don’t know what to do. We live in an age where making that statement is not exactly the popular thing, everyone is pressured on some level to – know the answer. In some circles not to know the answer means you are a weak link and no longer necessary.
Agreement is a powerful tool; it will get everyone ‘on the same page’ even and perhaps especially when the agreement is that no one knows the next step. King Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah also agreed they were facing a huge task; interestingly the process of agreement empowers to greater agreement because they wisely agreed only God has the answer.
Jesus said, “Take this most seriously – What you say to one another is eternal. I mean this. When two of you get together (are agreed) on anything at all on earth and make a prayer of it, my Father in heaven goes into action.” (Matthew 18:19 TM)
Today remember there are times when not to know the answer is a sign of real wisdom!
Further reading: Proverbs 3:5-6; Matthew 18