Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Friday October 14, 2022


Text: “And there came a man of God, and spake unto the king of Israel, and said, Thus saith the LORD, Because the Syrians have said, The LORD is God of the hills, but he is not God of the valleys, therefore will I deliver all this great multitude into thine hand, and ye shall know that I am the LORD.” – 1 Kings 20:28.

Comment: There are several examples in the Bible to buttress the fact that God Almighty can save anyone in any circumstance.  The book of 1 Kings Chapter 20 states that when Benhadad the king of Syria gathered 32 other kings to invade the land of Israel, God sent a prophet unto Ahab king of Israel, saying, “Thus saith the LORD, Hast thou seen all this great multitude? behold, I will deliver it into thine hand this day; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.” The outcome of the war was that the people of Israel defeated their enemies such that the Syrians fled, with Benhadad escaping on an horse with his horsemen. However, the servants of the king of Syria deceived him into believing that the Israelites were victorious because “…Their gods are gods of the hills…” They advised him that if they fought the Israelites on the plains they would defeat them. Thus, the Syrians came the following year. However, God sent His servant to exhort the King as in the text for today. The Syrians were again roundly defeated by the Israelites who were even far fewer in number. – 1 Kings 20:1-30.


King David declares: “Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast. I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.” – Psalm 57:1,2.