Could Not Do It
Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass that the children of Israel asked the Lord, saying, “Who shall be first to go up for us against the Canaanites to fight against them?”
They started out right
but soon they were fighting their own battles
and not winning
did not even try
So the Lord was with Judah. And they drove out the mountaineers, but they could not drive out the inhabitants of the lowland, because they had chariots of iron.
it wasn't God who could not do it
the people were afraid
they have tanks we have a spear
we cannot do it
But God has already promised
“When you go out to battle against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and people more numerous than you, do not be afraid of them; for the Lord your God is with you, who brought you up from the land of Egypt.
No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you.
lets look some other promises
Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
So David went on and became great, and the Lord God of hosts was with him.
The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah
“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
But when we take our eyes of Jesus
we sink -- peter walking on water
The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.
Strike a scoffer, and the simple will become wary; Rebuke one who has understanding, and he will discern knowledge.
when we witness we are putting our trust in the Holy Spirit to convict
we need to tell what we know
and not be afraid