Sunday, April 25, 2010

Earthly Weapons and Heavenly Strength - Psalm 21:7

Some boast in chariots and some in horses,
But we will boast in the name of the LORD, our God. (Psalm 21:7)
The terminology in this modern era is certainly more deadly: we have missiles, not chariots; we have tanks, not horses. However, none of these "great" technological innovations have caused a change in the truth set forth in this Psalm.

The constant boast of man is that he is strong, that he is superior— unconquerable. Many of the great military leaders throughout history have boasted in their strength. The irony of this boasting is revealed in this Psalm: man boasts of his great strength, yet he despises the One who possesses all strength. Man despises the One who supplies every breath that he breathes.

The believer should refuse to boast in weapons military superiority or physical strength Instead, the believer should boast name of the Almighty God. He is the One with all power. He is the one who is capable of defeating any foe— capable of overturning both chariots and horses.

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The Earth Belongs To God - Psalm 24:1-2
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Psalm 1:1 - Traverse Not With Wickedness
How To Read The Bible (Part 1)

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