Dealing with Shock & Awe
By Doug Bing, Washington Conference president
When the United States first attacked Iraq a number of years ago, they used the term “shock and awe” to describe the first waves of bombings that took place that day on Baghdad and other locations. For those who watched the coverage, you easily understood why the term was used as the military power that was being directed at Iraq was overwhelming. If you agreed with the war or not, you could see that the powerful weaponry that was being used was causing overwhelming destruction as well as something that would cause a significant mental impact on the Iraqi people.
In my morning reading today, I read the following verse about how God said to deal with the shock and awe of those who may want to be at war with you. In Deuteronomy 20:1 it states, “When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of them, because the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you.”
There are several things to take away from this scripture.
Continue reading to see Doug's insights to Deuteronomy 20:1!