Some Trust in Chariots and Some in Horses

What David's statement in Psalm 20:7 means for Christians today.

In the first five verses of Psalm 20, David offers a blessing, wishing us God's protection, help, support, and joy when we are in distress.

David clearly understood God as his provider, sustainer, helper, creator, and Lord.  

Verse 7 is such a powerful, inspiring verse. It's one of my favorites:

“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” 

Most people trust in visible, worldly forms of strength. But David trusted in God's strength, and he proved this trust when he stood face-to-face with a giant.

No one thought young David could defeat the giant Goliath. But David wasn't depending on his own strength.

When he looked up into the face of the evil Goliath, he expressed the truth in Psalm 20:7 by shouting, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied” (1 Samuel 17:45).

Many God-defying Goliaths are coming against Christians today, hoping we'll deny God's Word or cower behind distorted "judge not" teachings.

But true believers will neither run, surrender, nor hide because we can come against these threats in the name of the Lord Almighty. 

-----------You can also listen to this devotion on You Tube: Some Trust in Chariots.

Don't fall for the "judge not" distortions:

How, Who, and What to Judge According to Scripture

Judging Biblically and Overcoming Misunderstandings about Judgment

For more on David's faith:

Sometimes We Miss Seeing the Heart – David's own brother mocked him when he faced Goliath.

3 Things that Helped David Stand Firm – These things can help us stand firm as well.

6 Characteristics of Sincere Repentance – The thing that helped David restore his faith after his sinful downfall. book of Psalms is rich with meaningful truths that can help us in our daily walk with the Lord.

I encourage you to check out the Wisdom for Life Devotional. It contains 100 one-minute devotions from Psalms and Proverbs that are sure to challenge, encourage, instruct, and inspire your love for God's Word. 

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What David's statement in Psalm 20:7 means for Christians today.

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