One life, one man, one woman, or one child can definitely make a difference in the lives of many other people, which can change the course of what would normally happen.
The enemy was out to harm the people of God, but God intervened and not one person died. In fact, the enemy was trapped and could have been destroyed, but God wanted not to harm them. Instead, God’s people “ prepared a great feast for them; and after they ate and drank, he sent them away and they went to their master (Leader). So the bands of Syrian raiders came no more into the land of Israel.” (vs.23)
One act of kindness led to another, which brought peace to the land.
The words of Yahweh are the same in the Old Testament as they are in the New Testament. Jesus said to do good to those who persecute you and bless them. There is great power in following the Word of the Lord. As a result, in this situation, instead of warring there was peace. God’s Word is powerful.
Even though this is contrary to what we think we should do, God’s ways are so much higher than ours and so much better. God wants us to follow His Word for our own benefit. It does us good to follow and obey the Word of the Lord.