3/16/08 Devotional – Psalm 20 “Horses and Chariots?”

Posted: March 16, 2008 by Rick Hogaboam in Biblical Studies, Devotional, Psalms
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Psa 20:1-9  To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!  (2)  May he send you help from the sanctuary and give you support from Zion!  (3)  May he remember all your offerings and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices! Selah  (4)  May he grant you your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans!  (5)  May we shout for joy over your salvation, and in the name of our God set up our banners! May the LORD fulfill all your petitions!  (6)  Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed; he will answer him from his holy heaven with the saving might of his right hand.  (7)  Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.  (8)  They collapse and fall, but we rise and stand upright.  (9)  O LORD, save the king! May he answer us when we call.

This psalm talks about Jesus as the Lord’s anointed. He has the special favor of His father in heaven and is assured of victory over all chariots and horses. This world will unite in its hatred of Jesus and seek to wage war against Him. Jesus will return and with just the words from His mouth destroy all His enemies.

Where is your trust? Do you put your faith in the seen or unseen? It is easy to think that we will be guarded in our lives by lots of money, wealth, power, and fame. After all, money buys you good health, a good home, a nice car and everything else. As good as these things may be, we must not put our confidence in anything other than God Himself.

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