Hidden Nuggets Series #2 – “Some trust in chariots and some in horses; but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.” – Psalm 20:7
Friendships. Money and material possessions. Love. And, of course, my wide array of incredible talents. (OK…it may not be a wide array, but I have a few there.)
I love friendships. I enjoy money and appreciate the material possessions in my care. I love being in love. When my talents are used to accomplish something great, I’m thrilled.
There is a big problem however, with all these and other external things I put my complete trust in.
It seems like they always let me down. No matter how hard I try to gain satisfaction by placing my trust in these things, I always end up disappointed at some level. It’s never quite fulfilling enough.
Chariots and horses were a sign of strength and wealth in the Bible. King David surely had an abundance of each. If anyone were in a position to place trust in his own might and his own possessions it would have been him. Yet we don’t see that attitude here in this verse.
Here David shares with us a secret formula. He realizes what we all need to understand – that the satisfying Christian life is not built on wealth, power, or our personal talents, but by trusting in God as our provider and relying on Him for our daily needs. That needs to be a predominant thought that races through our mind multiple times a day.
Somebody once coined the phrase “In God We Trust.” I wonder why we don’t practice that idea more often?
What are you placing your trust in today?