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Trust God, Not the Numbers

1 Chronicles 21:1-2

Now Satan stood up against Israel, and moved David to number Israel. So

David said to Joab and to the leaders of the people, Go, number Israel from

Beersheba to Dan, and bring the number of them to me that I may know it.

King David got carried away and he sought to number the people with the

hope of knowing or at least estimating the strength of his army against the

wish of God. This sheer act of disobedience not only shook David's kingdom

but over 70,000 innocent lives were destroyed in the process. Our

strengths, prowess and successes are not just in the number of our armies,

skills, academic qualifications, vast financial resources etc, but in the

abundant grace and power of the Almighty God. David realized this soon


Psalms 20:7-8

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name

of the LORD our God. They have bowed down and fallen; But we have risen and

stand upright.

David, like any human was susceptible to doing, indulged in the numbers and

resources at his disposal, but victory, strength and prosperity comes from

Jehovah God and no one else. Brothers and Sisters, while we thank God for

the numbers, money, toys and deeds, let's not take the real focus away from

the source of our victory, strength and power. To God will be all glory at

all times.

Be Encouraged,

Afolabi Oghafua

Bible quotes taken from the New King James Version * 1982 by Thomas Nelson,

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