Week Twenty-Six, 2020
“Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God” (Psalm 20:7).
Horses and chariots were instruments of war and demonstrations of power and victory. The chariot was a type of carriage driven by a charioteer and pulled by horses to provide power and speed. The earliest spoke-wheeled chariots date to 2000 BC and were instrumental in many notable conflicts in history.
Chariots had scythes at the sides which rotated with the wheels as they drove with fury among the enemy, cutting down like they were mowing grass. Mere ownership of these beasts and weapons were a statement and demonstration of power and many tribes and countries put their trust for security in the mere possession of these dangerous weapons of war.
Throughout history nations, even today, put their security in their military might. Individuals put their security in their financial strength, their positions and possessions. We depend on external things, fleshy privileges and outward works of righteousness. These are our modern-day idols and as we have seen in recent weeks they can be gone in a flash. Solomon said it in Proverbs 11:28, “He who trusts in his riches will fall.”
Real life security comes from our salvation. Isaiah said it in Isaiah 12:2, “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.”
While many, even most, look around themselves for security, the Scriptures tell us to look up because our help comes from the Lord, as He will not allow our foot to slip and will protect us from evil. Psalm 121
David best summed it up in Psalm 20:7… “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.”
Where is your trust?
SOMETIMES TRUE STORIES
Three Things Happen When You Have Quiet Time: Ken Whitten
1. God is Glorified – Psalm 50:23
2. Faith is Fortified – Isaiah 26:3
3. Soul is Satisfied – Psalm 16:11
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It seems to me that if we want to see revival… that if we want to see God do a great work… if we want to see God move, then it begins with us on our knees in prayer individually and together. Marty Stubblefield
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“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).