A Bible Devotion from Psalm 20
We Will Remember the Name of the Lord our God
Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed; He will answer 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 have bowed down and fallen; but we have risen and stand upright.
Psalm 20:6-8, NKJV
The first five verses of this Psalm begin with a blessing from David illustrating His complete understanding of where our true strength, victories over sin, and everything our heart desires, as Christians, comes from. Often times we are prone to forget this.
If we are in trouble, call out to the Lord for help. If we are weak, discouraged, depressed, or overcome by our circumstances of life, call out to the Lord for help. Because of the Lord's great love for His true saints, He is always available to help and guide us in the way we should go.
Understanding this, brings us to that glorious testimony of David found in verse 7. Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.
What things do we as people in the 21st century turn to instead of turning to God. We may not have chariots, but we certainly do not have any difficulty trusting in the many forms of transportation we have in our day: cars, boats, vans. I suppose, however, the Psalmist was really thinking of military strength. What then do we trust in militarily? It seems as though this world is on a thirst quest to see which country can own or control the most nuclear weapons. Does that mean that God is obsolete? God is just as powerful and just as much in control in this the 21st century as he was in the time of the writer of this Psalm!
Pray today that God would surround you with an awareness of His constant presence and peace, and that you would cry out to Him for help, even in the small things. God cares so much for His children that no request is too small, and no child of His is too unimportant for Him to hear and answer.
What an amazing God we have!
More Devotions on the 20th Psalm from my blog, Daily Bible Devotions.