King David knew all about facing overwhelming odds. As a youth, he'd stood before a giant whom no one dared challenge. Putting aside the armor of King Saul, he faced the giant with a sling, five stones and the armor of the Lord. Now this armor could not be seen by the people around him but that really didn't matter. It was definitely there. I think that is often the way it is. Often those around us as well as ourselves cannot see the armor of the Lord but just because we cannot see it does not mean it is not there. We would do well to remember that.
David learned from the time of his youth that his trust could not be in how many horses or chariots he had. It didn't matter how much armor he had on or even if he had on any armor at all! It didn't matter how sharp his sword was or even how large his army was. Victory was dependent upon the Lord!
David wrote these words:
Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.
David, whom God called a man of war (1 Chronicles 18:3), said that his trust was not in chariots and horses. In other words, his trust was not in how big his army was nor in how many weapons he had. His trust was not in his skill as a soldier or even in his armor. His trust was in God and God alone. Is ours?
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