I don’t know anyone that likes to lose. It’s not a nice feeling. It gets you down, it makes you miserable and can even make you depressed. But defeat is part of life. We all experience defeat at some stage in our lives. Individuals, teams, organizations, armies, governments and even entire nations know defeat. We see it in news headlines, on television, we read it on social media.
In bible times, for Israel victory would come to them through obedience and listening to God. Armies and nations feared them. They had a reputation that God was on their side. He favored them.