Is our God only a God of the hills? 

Old Testament: 1Ki 20.23–25

To read the Bible in a year, read First Kings 19–20 on May 9, In the year of our Lord Christ 2023

By Don Ruhl 

Syria lost a battle to Israel, but listen to how they explained why they lost: 

Then the servants of the king of Syria said to him, “Their gods are gods of the hills. Therefore they were stronger than we; but if we fight against them in the plain, surely we will be stronger than they. So do this thing: Dismiss the kings, each from his position, and put captains in their places; and you shall muster an army like the army that you have lost, horse for horse and chariot for chariot. Then we will fight against them in the plain; surely we will be stronger than they.” And he listened to their voice and did so.

– 1 Kings 20.23–25 

That was a massive miscalculation! Although Israel was not what they were supposed to be, nevertheless, the God of Israel gave victory to Israel that the Syrians and the rest of the world might know that Yahweh God is the God of the hills and of the plains, of the land and of the water, of the earth and of the heavens. 

He is the one true and living God above and over all. Amen! 


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