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Trade in Your Chariot

Posted: Wednesday, July 26

 Pastor Ken Beach // Creative Arts &amp; Executive Pastor

Pastor Ken Beach // Creative Arts & Executive Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide

2 Chronicles 17:1-18:34
Romans 9:25-10:13
Psalm 20:1-9
Proverbs 20:2-3

Verse of the day:

“Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven with the saving strength of His right hand. Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but we will remember the name of the Lord our God. They have bowed down and fallen; but we have risen and stand upright.” (Psalm 20:6-8)


This Psalm begins with a blessing from David illustrating his complete understanding of where his true strength and victories comes from, and if we, like him, are not careful, we may forget this great blessing from God.

 

If you are in trouble, call out to the Lord for help. If you are weak, discouraged, depressed, or overcome by circumstances of life, call out to the Lord for help. Because of the Lord's great love for you, He will always be available to help and guide you in the way you should go.

 

Understanding this brings us to that statement of faith by David found in verse 7. “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but we will remember the name of the Lord our God”.

 

What are some of the things, we as people in the 21st century, turn to instead of turning to God? We may not have chariots, but we certainly have other means of fighting our battles—things outside the Kingdom of God that David is referring to. Things like money, influence, lawyers, our ability to provide for ourselves through our own talents, etc. Does this mean that God is obsolete? No—God is just as powerful and just as much in control in this the 21st century as he was in the time of David! And He is just as needed today to have a life filled with hope and victories.

 

God’s name is just as effective today as it has always been and will always be. And those who call upon Him can fully expect the same results as David and so many others did, and still do today. The “saving strength of His right hand” still reaches down from “His Holy Heaven” as it always has to those who ask for it—believing.

 

Pray today that God will surround you with an awareness of His constant presence and peace. That when you cry out to Him for help, even in the small things, He cares so much for you that no request you make is too small or too unimportant for Him to hear and answer.