Why Horses Are Never Enough

January 21, 2017

Proverbs 21:30-31

There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord. 31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord.

CONSIDER THIS

Planning and preparation matter. They matter a lot. But they don’t ultimately make the difference. Isn’t that what today’s Proverb is saying?

The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord.

Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city the watchmen stand guard in vain. Psalm 127:1-2

The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord.

If you abide in me as I abide in you, you will bear much fruit. Apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5

The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord.

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. Psalm 20:7.

The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord.

No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength. A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save. But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine. Psalm 33:16-19.

We put so much stock and confidence in “horse-power,” while Scripture is clear that horse-power will never get it done.

THE PRAYER

Abba Father, we hope not in our plans—even the plans we believe come from your hands. We hope in you alone. We will plan and we will prepare but by your Spirit we will trust the outcome to you. We pray in Jesus name, Amen.

THE QUESTIONS

1. Why do we put so much stock in our own strength and wherewithal?

2.Have you ever fallen into the trap of thinking it is either planning our way or trusting in God? Do you see how it is not an either or but a both-and?

3. How might I grow in a greater trust in God?

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J.D. Walt, is a Bond Slave of the Lord Jesus Christ. jd.walt@seedbed.com.

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