by Pastor David Speas
Psalm 20:7 - Some trust in chariots and others in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
In David's day, chariots were a big deal. You've got to remember that they didn't have tanks, guns, and grenade launchers. The tanks of their daywerechariots. And typically, whoever had the most won the battle.
Imagine Israel's fear when powerful armies assembled against them. They must have trembled as they stared into the eyes of crazed war-horses. It must have been disheartening to look down and see their our inferior weapons...dull swords, wooden spears, makeshift shields...
But then I imagine King David riding in front of his troops atop a horse of his own. At first you can't make out what he's saying; he's too far down the line. But then his shout grows as he approaches your unit. He's repeating the same mantra over and over.
"Some trust in chariots and some in horses...but we will trust in the name of the Lord!"
What a thought! The enemy was placing their trust in military might. But Israel had the biggest weapon of all to trust in--God Himself!
We may never go to battle or stare down the barrel of a howitzer. But each of us still has a choice to make. "Will I trust in God or will I place my trust in other things?" For many people, "things" are easier to trust in. We can see our retirement account. We can see our political leaders. We can hold a gun. God is invisible.
But God is greater than all those things. And we have to choose, as Christians, to place our trust in Him. Are you trusting God or are you looking to the things of this world for security? I suggest you look to God.