Chariots & Equines
In the old globe, the steed was an icon of authority and also power, while the chariot was the supreme tool, similar to we could consider a boxer or a storage tank jet today. Male would certainly sing Psalm 20 as they participated in fight under King David. David was an extremely effective king and also armed forces leader that had a wealth of both chariots as well as equines, yet he picked rather to position his rely on the Lord, the very same Lord that had actually initially made a huge be up to a young boy with just a sling-shot as well as a rock.
I have actually located myself checking out Psalm 20 over and also over this previous week, looking my heart for the "chariots as well as equines" that I have actually been leaning right into for my recognize, security, and also importance.
Regretfully, it is all as well very easy, also for Jesus fans, to purchase right into the life worths of self-sufficiency, control, condition, and also prize. Actually, absolutely nothing-- no steed, chariot, savings account, or placement of impact-- contrasts to the name of Jesus, to whom all power in paradise and also Planet has actually been provided.
Why do we so quickly opt for much less?
Psalm 20 informs us to count on the name of the Lord our God. To clarify what that implies, Brennan Manning in his outstanding publication Ragamuffin Scripture states, "Depend on that goes to the grace of the feedback it gets is a fake trust fund. All is unpredictability and also stress and anxiety ... Jesus asks us to rely on with full self-confidence."
To put it simply, it is not trust fund when we inform the Lord to lead us towards success, security, or convenience. Trust fund that is reliant on a certain action from God is not depend on in all.
What are the "steeds as well as chariots" you have been relying on for value, safety and security, and also identification? Are you going to ask the difficult