Daily Insight July 10
“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm.” (Psalms 20:7-8)
William Shakespeare said, “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” Joyce Brothers, an American Psychologist, and television personality said, “The best proof of love is trust.” These quotes are amazingly thought-provoking. Strangely, it appears modern society does not like the word ‘trust’ anymore, because we don’t want to get hurt. We live in such a weird time.
Paulo Coelho, a Brazilian author, said, “None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.” The truth is we all trust in something, though we don’t always admit, don’t you agree?
Today’s Bible insight says, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.” Some trust in chariots and horses, some may trust and have faith in their wealth, career, health and fame and the list goes on. However, don’t we know none of these – wealth, fame, health, career-can be truly trusted? Wealth may disappear in a matter of time, and health can be lost in short notice and career would be gone in a matter hour. One of my friends was a senior credit officer and VP who worked in a world-famous financial organization for 20+ years went to work on last Friday at 10 AM. He was sent home around noon – laid off.
Another person whom I know for many years was not a regular drinker but an occasional drinker. He said he has faith in alcohol and does not have faith in anything else. I could not figure out his statement. However, I imagine those who are addicted to addictions can cultivate trust in those items as well.
Beloved, at the final outset, we have two options – we can trust the creator God who knows all about us and has a beautiful plan and purpose for our lives or we can place our trust in the created things. God who created the heavens, earth, and humanity is the creator of all we see around us, and He is the one who sustains everything. He gives free air, sunlight, rains, hope for the future, and all good benefits and gifts to all of us. He spoke through His prophets in the Bible in olden times and through His Son, Jesus Christ in these last days. Bible truthfully tells us all we should know about us and the future. We can trust God and His word because He is our creator and sustainer. Besides, the Bible and God in heaven never say lie or make an untrue statement. Hundred of prophecies in the Bible fulfilled with pinpoint accuracies, and even today many of the Bible prophecies are being fulfilled right in front of our eyes. When all else fall, God and His Word stand firm forever. Finally, we can trust God because He loves us and because of His love He sent His Son to carry our sins and die for the punishment of our sins. He invites us to come to His Son, Jesus Christ so that we can know Him personally and have forgiveness of sins and eternal life. You see, we can trust God fully and completely.
Our insight today says those who trusted in their chariots and horses were brought to their knees and fell, but those who put their trust in the living God in heaven stand firm. This verse brings to remembrance the incident of Pharaoh and his army which pursued the Children of Israel after God delivered them from the slavery of Egypt. Moses said to the people, “Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD… the LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” Exodus 14:13-14. The God of heaven with His mighty power and outstretched arm divided the sea, and the children of Israel walked to the other side safely through the dry ground in the middle of the sea. However, mighty chariots and horses and the army of Pharaoh were drowned in the middle of the sea right in front of their eyes. Those who trusted in chariots and horses (mighty weapons of those days) were all fell and drowned in the sea while Moses, the servant of the Lord and the children of Israel who trusted and placed their hope in the LORD, escaped the danger of the sea and stood firm in the wilderness and continued their journey to the promised land.
Beloved, Where is your trust? What are you leaning on? I know you must be leaning on something. If we don’t put our faith and trust in God, we will replace our trust in something else. It could be a relationship, wealth, health, job or something else. All you trust will eventually be going to fall. However, if you trust God, you will come out successfully no matter what happens. You will be safe and secure here and all through eternity. You can face even death with a smile because the LORD will carry you safely to the shores of eternity into His beautiful heaven. God wrapped all these blessings in the person of Jesus Christ. Those who have Christ will stand firm when others fall. They will have God’s blessings, the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. Will you accept Christ Jesus as your savior? I can lead you to God in a small prayer now.
Got a moment for today’s prayer? “Father in heaven, I want to place my trust and faith in the living God in heaven. Help me not to trust in the created things but help me to trust you. I believe your son, Jesus Christ, died and rose again for my sins. I accept Him as my savior and Lord. Please save me and guide me every day. In Christ’s name, I pray, Amen.”