The end of chapter two records the victory Israel had over Sihon. The first eleven verses of Deuteronomy chapter 3 record for us Israel’s victory over a Giant named Og. Immediately after turning away from the Promised Land because of the size of the giants and the obstacles that barred the way, God begins to build their confidence by given them victories over other enemies with similar characteristics. The conclusion of each victory is “the Lord our God gave them into our hands.”

The lesson for us all is simply “the battle is the Lord’s.” Consider this Scripture reading medley: “The LORD does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the LORD’s. If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. . . . We are more than conquerors through Him. . . . For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast.”