(1) repel or being ready to repel an attack made on (someone or something)
(2) protect from harm or danger; to drive danger or attack away from
(3) speak or write in favor of
All scripture is from the New Living Translation (NLT) unless noted otherwise. Permission on section title page.
The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.
2 Chronicles 20:15
This is what the Lord says: Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
2 Chronicles 32:8
We have the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles for us.
For the angel of the Lord is a guard; he surrounds and defends all who fear him.
In his unfailing love, my God will stand with me. He will let me look down in triumph on all my enemies.
Lord, you have come to my defense; you have redeemed my life.
We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.