Edrei–mighty; strength. One of the chief towns of the kingdom of Bashan (Josh. 12:4, 5). Here Og, the long-necked giant king, was defeated by the Israelites, and the strength of the Amorites broken (Num. 21:33-35). Elevated about 20 feet above the plain, it is a labyrinth of clefts and crevasses in the rock, formed by volcanic action; and owing to its impenetrable condition, an impregnable natural fortress, about 20 miles in length and 15 in breadth.
Moses and the Israelites struck down the giant king Og at Edrei, even though his fortress was “impregnable.” They left no survivors and took possession of his land.
The boy David struck down the giant Goliath even though he was wearing heavy armor. David’s mighty men slew the giants Sippai, Lahmi, and the unnamed giant of Gath.
We pick up the five stones of worship, Holy Scripture, prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, and we say to the giants of neurologic disease and trauma, both named and unnamed,
Who are you to harm Joseph, Sally, Chris, Lauren, Gaenor, Mark, Samuel, Erin, Isabella, Christy, Nick, Alan, and David, children of the living God? They are created in the image of God. Who are you to corrupt God’s good and perfect creation? Your strongholds are not impregnable. The Lord God Almighty is our deliverer, and we are not afraid.
1 Chronicles 20, 1 Samuel 17