Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. (Psalm 20:7)
There are only two ways to live out our calling as disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ; we live either in our own might or in the might of the Mighty One. So the question is this: What have you been relying on lately . . . Your might? Or the Mighty One? It is an irrefutable fact that those who trust in chariots and horses have no king but Caesar, but those who trust in the name of the Lord our God find strength for every season of life in the King of kings and Lord of lords.
In battle, chariots and horses created a great advantage for those who deployed them. But the child of God must always remember that victory belongs to the Lord.
When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of them, because the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you. (Deuteronomy 20:1)
Give us aid against the enemy, for the help of man is worthless. With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies. (Psalm 60:11-12)
Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel, or seek help from the Lord. (Isaiah 31:1)
“Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,” says the Lord Almighty. (Zechariah 4:6)
How often we believe we need to create some kind of advantage in the flesh if we are going to be successful! Yet when we do this, we stand in opposition to our God, who is always ready, willing, and able to grant us the victory if we will but trust in Him alone. What are chariots to our Christ? What are horses to our Holy One? The great heroes of the Bible all learned this truth by way of personal experience. Moses went up against all the chariots and horses in Egypt, but he trusted in the name of the Lord and saw every one of those chariots sink beneath the Red Sea. Gideon went up against the might of the Midianites with only a few hundred men, but he trusted in the name of the Lord and an enemy force of 120,000 was annihilated.
I don’t know where this message finds you today and what battle you may be facing, but regardless of what it is, trust not in your own might and the things of this world. Look to your Lord and Savior and know that He has promised to give you the victory if you will but trust in Him and lean not on your own understanding.
Remember these words of David when he was about to do battle with Goliath: “All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands” (1 Samuel 17:47). Confront whatever giant that opposes you today in the strength of the Mighty One, and know that your God will bring you victory.
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!