29 And just as Isaiah foretold, “Unless the Lord of Sabaoth had left to us a posterity, we would have become like Sodom, and would have resembled Gomorrah” (Romans 9).
“Sabaoth” is a transliteration of the Hebrew word for “armies.” Isn’t it interesting how an omnipotent God, who needs no help of any kind, still, has armies? It’s just part of His Kingship. If you think about it, it goes along with everything else marking Him as King. Does He really need a throne, yet there He sits (He who never grows weary!) in the heavens, ruling from it. Does He really need a scepter to show He is in charge? No, the arm holding that scepter could merely raise itself and His authority would be clear.
Even as God has armies of angels doing His bidding, in the same way, so does He have Soldiers of Christ, bound in the Armor of God, out doing His bidding here on earth. And make no mistake, God’s armies don’t “manage” or “contain” enemies. No, they destroy them — just look at Sodom and Gomorrah. Thus, we, as God’s army “are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5).
Lord, help us This Day to be strong, faithful, ready, and worthy combatants in Your army. Amen.