Chariots and Horses

Psalm 20:6-7, “Now this I know: The Lord gives victory to his anointed. He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.”

Chariots and horses are maybe not the commodities that people trust in today, but the concept is sure the same. Some people look into their garages and smile at the beautiful vehicle that sits there. How much horse power does it have? Low mileage and a shiny exterior, 0 to 60 in seconds, that baby will take them anywhere they need to go. Or maybe they look at their bank accounts and feel content that they have plenty of money. The bills don’t stack up, because they have enough each month to pay and pay on time.

Now don’t get me wrong. Is it okay to have a nice reliable car?

Sure.

Is it a good thing that we handle money correctly and we don’t spend more than we make?

You bet it is.

But is our trust in those things?

Disasters happen. Cars eventually turn into a pile of rust. Stock markets take big hits; banks can even fail. Inflation makes a pile of money worth next to nothing.

If our trust is in things, how do we survive when those things are no longer there?

Here’s where our trust needs to be: in the Name of the Lord.

He is always there; He never will leave us or forsake us.

Horses, chariots, wealth and stuff have no staying power. Jesus does.

Today, Lord, I recognize that my trust needs to be in You. Help me not to waiver in that trust.


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