The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
The children of Israel had just began their journey out of captivity. They were not yet even out of the land of Egypt when they looked up and saw the Egyptian Army marching after them to return them to bondage and captivity. With freedom seemingly just ahead after four hundred plus years here comes the enemy in force to return the poor slaves to bondage. Their leader, Moses, answers them, “The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.”
Moses was like, I know that right now it seems like the enemy is going to destroy you and you don’t feel like you will ever be free from this bondage but take a good look because this is the last time you are going to see this enemy. You don’t even have to fight this battle. Just hold your peace because the LORD is going to fight for you.
Isn’t it often that way with our emotions? In today’s world with all the self-centered, hate filled people around, it can be easy to become discouraged. It can seem as if you are in bondage and a slave, even being used by those who are supposed to have your best interest at heart.
In the midst of overwhelming odds and certain return to bondage, Moses stood up and said, “The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.” This is the last time you are going to see these issues.
All we have to do is hold our peace. The LORD does the fighting. To hold your peace in this passage of scripture means to be silent, to be dumb and to be speechless. We don’t have to answer, we don’t have to chant a magic phrase or do anything but stand there holding on to our faith in the LORD and watch Him fight the battle.
Hold your peace today and go forward. The LORD is fighting for you!