Horses For Security?
“Some [trust] in chariots, and some in horses:
but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
They are brought down and fallen:
but we are risen, and stand upright.
Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.”
Psalms 20:7 KJV
What Does this Mean?
Horses and Chariots in Bible times were not only a literal way of transportation and effective warfare, they characterized worldly security. If you needed to escape, horses were the fastest, most agile means to do it. In battle the army with the most chariots felt more secure.
Take a moment and make a mental list of the things in this world that you feel, or have felt in the past, give you security? Is it your job, business, education or profession? Is it your business associates and friends? Is it your insurance, your house, your car, your lawyer? Was it your family, your Doctor, or the health care system? Even closer to home is it your Health? While most of the things on your list are likely not bad in of themselves, the Scripture is very clear as to what will happen to those that trust in worldly security: “They are brought down and fallen...” Psalms 20:8 KJV
What is Your Experience?
Have you experienced this in your life? Have the worldly things you listed above, let you down? You are not alone. As a matter of fact, it is a spiritual truth, predicted and shown in the Holy Scripture. Whether we have little or much, worldly relationships and things never satisfy our inner needs.
Scripture shows us that our only security, our only help, is to call on the name of our Loving Creator God. “…But we will remember the name of the Lord our God… we are risen, and stand upright. Save, Lord: let the king hear us when we call.” Selections of Psalms 20 vs. 7 and 8.
Please join me in calling on the name of the Lord today!
Dear Lord, I recognize that there have been times when I have mistakenly trusted in worldly relationships and things for my security. I see from your Scripture that You are faithful to lift me up in love and forgiveness. You alone can give me security. Because of this, I want you to come into my life and show me how to trust you above all worldly desires and pursuits. Amen
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