When you get there, you will find an unsuspecting people and a spacious land …, a land that lacks nothing whatever.” Judges 18:10.
Laish, one of the cities overtaken by the Israelites at Canaan was visibly blessed and lacked nothing good. What surprised the team that spied the city prior to invasion was the carefree attitude of the inhabitants. According to the above verse of the scriptures, the people were unsuspecting and had no business with anyone near. (Judges18:7). The Israelites capitalized on this negligence of the elders and watchmen of Laish, took over their city and renamed it after the father of the tribe of Dan.
I learnt from the above account that the desire of every believer for grace to defend acquired treasure should supersede the desire for more. I discovered also that the world is a battleground where seen and unseen battles are often in array over prolific entities. I therefore admonish believers to safeguard gifts of salvation, personal relationships and possessions that are often secretly admired by neighbors. Intuitively and from Laish’s example, it is obvious that unsuspecting believers stand at high risk of losing treasures to the enemy if care is not taken.
Every nation of the world can be likened to Laish in terms of natural resources. Watchmen with understanding beyond the elders of Laish are crucial to preventing these natural endowment from being defaced by the enemy. This is my plea: that you would make it a point of responsibility to pray for your country during your personal devotion and whenever the opportunity arises. Are you a pastor or church leader? I implore you to include the request for salvation of your country in your corporate prayer meetings. Our future and that of our children is at stake in this matter.
..Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” Jer 29:7.