Chaim begins with a description of the IDF entering Gaza with heavy machinery and his own work checking houses and bodies which were targeted by Hamas for booby traps and other hazards. He mentions that he hasn’t seen his wife and children in almost a month, and acknowledges that he’s tired, like so many others.

He says that when he’s on a mission he sometimes puts earbuds in and listens to praise and worship music to lift his mood amidst all the devastation he’s seeing. The “sheep” of the House of Israel are afraid, but he’s one of the shepherds with a rod and staff meant to comfort them.

He references the story of David and his men restoring the hostages that were taken by their enemies in 1 Samuel Chapter 30, and he also references the song of praise from Psalm 27:1-7;

The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh, my enemies and foes, they stumbled and fell. Though an army may encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war may rise against me, in this I will be confident. One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple.

For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock. And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me; Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.

He concludes by encouraging his viewers to “take the Lord strategy” forward and follow it to victory, just as David did when he recovered the hostages and defeated the enemies who had come against him at Ziklag.

 

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