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Some Trust in Chariots

August 6, 2016

Some trust in chariots and some in horsesPs 20:7
A horse is a false hope for victory
Despite it’s great strength, it can not deliver
Ps 33:17
Deliverance and victory are from the Lord –Ps 21:31
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
Acknowledge Him in ALL your ways
Depend on Him alone!

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Psalm 20:7 AMPC … Some trust in and boast of chariots and some of horses, but we will trust in and boast of the name of the Lord our God.

Proverbs 3:5-8 NASB … Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and turn away from evil. 8 It will be healing to your body and refreshment to your bones.

From NetBible Pro 3:5

  • Trust = to physically lean upon something for support, help, protection
  • Own understanding =  It is dangerous for a person to rely upon mere human wisdom (Prov 14:12; 16:25)

From NetBible Pro 3:6

  • Acknowledge = To know Him is to obey Him. This is a call for total commitment in trust for obedience in all things.

From NetBible Pro 3:7

  • Fear the Lord = If one fears the Lord and turns away from evil, then he is depending on the Lord and not wise in his own eyes. There is a higher source of wisdom than human insight.

From NetBible Pro 3:8

  • Healing & refreshment = If a person trusts in the Lord and fears him, he will be blessed
  • *Just as a drink of water would bring physical refreshment to one’s body, trusting in God and turning away from evil will bring emotional refreshment to one’s soul.


The Battle Belongs to the LORD

February 20, 2013

Proverbs 21:31 AMP …  The horse is prepared[03559] for the day of battle, but deliverance and victory are of the Lord.


Prepare your heart
Fear not – Stand firm and PRAISE
The battle belongs to the Lord.

Some boast{praise} in chariots and some in horses,
But we will boast{praise} in the name of the Lord, our God.

Lift up you heads O ye gates of praise and
See the King of glory come in
The Lord of hosts
The Lord strong and mighty
Mighty in battle
Strong and mighty in battle is He
SEE the Lord’s deliverance and victory!
-Ps 24

1 Corinthians 15:57 AMP … Thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory [making us conquerors] through our Lord Jesus Christ! 

Psalm 57:7 … My heart is steadfast{fixed}[03559], O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise.

From NetBible Pro 21:31 & Psa 57:7

  • prepare[03559] = firm, stable, established, fixed
  • battle[04421] = to fight, to war
    *from [03898] = to fight, do battle, make war, to eat, use as food


See Giants? Look for the BREAD!


June 6, 2010


Warren Wiersbe commenting on Psalm 20 adds the following practical thought…

David wrote, “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but we will remember the name of the Lord our God” (Psalm 20:7). The big question is, What are you trusting today? Everybody trusts in or believes in something. Some people trust in their money or credit cards. Some trust in their strength or expertise or experience. Psalm 20:1 andPsalm 20:2 say, “May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble; may the name of the God of Jacob defend you; may He send you help from the sanctuary, and strengthen you out of Zion.”

The Christian trusts in the Lord, and he exemplifies this trust by praying. When we are in trouble, what we do to solve our problems and turn our trouble into triumph is evidence of what or whom we’re trusting. When the day of trouble arrives, some people reach for their checkbooks. They think money will solve their problems. Others reach for the telephone. They look to friends to solve their problems. While “some trust in chariots, and some in horses,” Christians remember the name of the Lord (Psalm 20:7).

Our faith is in Jesus Christ, and we should not be afraid to let people know about it. “We will rejoice in your salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners!” (Psalm 20:5). In other words, we do not hesitate to wave the banner of faith because He will not fail us. God’s name is good. “The name of the God of Jacob defend you” (Psalm 20:1). Take time to trust the Lord. Roll your burden on Him. Get your strength from Him. Wave your banner in the name of the Lord, and He will turn your burden into a blessing. Where do you place your trust? Whereas wealth and others fail you, Jesus never fails. Take whatever burden you are carrying today and give it to the Lord. Trust Him, and He will work on your behalf.  (in his devotional on the Psalms which I highly recommend entitled Prayer, Praise and Promise).

My soul finds rest in God alone;
my salvation comes from Him. -Ps 62:1 NIV

My victory and honor come from God alone.
He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me.
8 O my people, trust in Him at all times.
Pour out your heart to Him,
for God is our refuge. -Ps 62:7-8 NLT

War Horse

January 2, 2010

Job 39:19-25 Do you give the horse his strength or clothe his neck with thunder (power)? Do you make him leap like the locust? His majestic snorting is terrible. He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength; He goes out to meet the weapons. He laughs at fear and is not dismayed; And he does not turn back from the sword. The quiver rattles against him, the flashing spear and javelin. With shaking and rage he races over the ground, and he does not stand still at the voice of the trumpet. As often as the trumpet sounds he says, ‘Aha!’ And he scents the battle from afar, and the thunder of the captains and the war cry.

A magnificent spirited war-horse
The perfect picture of strength, power, boldness and courage.
But no matter how great this horse appears,
It is the LORD who gives victory, the battle belongs to Him.

‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’
says the LORD of hosts. -Zec 4:6

Psalm 33:16-17 No king is saved by the size of his mighty army; no warrior is delivered by his great strength. A horse disappoints those who trust in it for victory; despite its great strength, it cannot deliver.

Proverbs 21:31   The horse is made ready{prepared, established} for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD.

Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.

Related: Strength in the Spirit