Don’t Trust In Horses

 In faith, God, The Word

This may be the strangest blog title I’ve come up with yet.

I recently came across this verse:


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

– Psalm 20:7


It’s funny at first glance because…horses? Chariots? Those terms are simply archaic in our current worldview. And yet, the meaning is the same. The writer of this Psalm wanted to remind people that their security didn’t come in the strength of their horse or the speed of their chariot. All we need to do is update the terms a bit and it’s still completely applicable in our lives.

So, perhaps, instead of trusting in chariots and horses, we could say, “checkbooks, relationships, or careers.” Those are just a few of the things that we find our most external comfort in. The message of this verse applies just as clearly, though: we can’t put our trust in anything but God. Why? Checks bounce. Relationships end. Careers implode. But God? God never fails.

Today, think with a smile of this phrase: “Don’t trust in horses.” And yet, in it’s humor, let it also remind you to keep your trust in God alone.

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