The Israelites knew their enemy’s plan was to ambush them as soon as they set foot outside the city walls. As a result the Israelites lived in fear.
But God had caused the Syrians to hear a great noise, leading them to believe that they were about to be attacked. They scrambled and fled.
When the Israelites got wind of the Syrian’s scheme being thwarted they left the confinement of the city to gather the bounty the Syrians had left behind in their haste.
The Israelites had been living in fear, Satan’s plan. But what they hadn’t taken into consideration was God’s plan.
Sometimes all we can think about is the scheme of Satan. But really we need to be focusing on God’s plan, which always defeats the devil’s.