November 4

Written by Bill Grandi on November 4th, 2019

My title for this devotion is Horses vs God.

Psalm 20:7 says, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” The teaching/lesson from that verse is easy to see and has been vital for me to hang on to.

This morning I read the following from Isaiah 31: “Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help and rely on horses, who trust in chariots because they are many and in horsemen because they are strong, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel or consult the Lord.” (v.1)  It goes on: “The Egyptians are man, and not God, and their horses are flesh, and not spirit.” (v.3a)

Just when I was getting lost in the “wanderings” of Isaiah, he pulls up this gem. What an important truth! Both David and Isaiah are saying the same thing. But that begs a question-an obvious question:

In what and in Whom am I putting my trust? Is my trust in God or is it in something else? Is it in men or in “horses”?

“Father, my trust needs to/must me in You. But too often I find myself struggling to make that happen. Men and horses will fail, they will let me down. Help me to place my trust in You-squarely and firmly in You.”

I know the devotion is short today. but it is short on purpose. The understanding and application of this passage is yours to see and apply.


4 Comments so far ↓

  1. This post is convicting if we let the soul absorb the power that lies in your words. Just your title alone, Bill, speaks. When you see the two words, it’s a no-brainer. Duh! But, we need a kick-in-the-pants sometimes.

  2. Ryan S. says:

    To burden someone else with what only God can fully provide…

    Good reminder this morning.
    Thanks Bill.

  3. Great question to reflect upon, Bill – in whom am I placing my full trust? Only God is dependable and worthy.

  4. floyd says:

    This is a constant struggle for all of us. The flesh is so amazing that we tend to think it all begins and ends in the flesh… but it’s just the beginning and most definitely the weakest part of us. It’s only Him in us. And His creation, all of it, answers to Him…