Monday, July 25, 2016

no warhorses... no army

His delight is not in the strength of the horse,
nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,
but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him,
in those who hope in his steadfast love.
Psalm 147:10-11

Neither war horses that are swift to ride into battle, nor armored warriors skilled in fighting are God's delight. He does not need armies or weapons to make His power known. God's strength is seen in the natural world in measures greater than we humans could ever muster. God is, however, greatly delighted in the worship He receives from His people. Those who fear God, worship Him, and hope in His great grace are His delight. Those whose faith drives them to trust God will be rewarded by His faithful love, mercy, and care.

God does not trust human strategies, and neither should we. Armies, weapons, warfare, and technologies are all toppled by one breath from God. He controls the world undergirding all human abilities. No earthly force can thus be a threat to Almighty God.

So we should get our eyes off men. No human weapon or strategy can protect or save us. Only God can. And until we fear God and hope in Him, human measures will fail us. That includes all politics, all exercise of any constitutional "rights", and all attempts at wealth building or protection. Those whose faith is in God are delivered as God's grace-given people are ever His delight. Biblical history confirms this time and again.

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