The world is full of self-made individuals; those who report that they made an exorbitant amount of money doing various activities. Then, they create a class for people to duplicate their success. Countless people put their trust in these people, and some have good products that can be helpful while others do not.
In Psalm 20 NLT, we find David praying for victory over enemies. Which one of us does not want to be victorious? So, the prayer begins, “May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble; May the name of the God of Jacob defend you.” ( Verse 1) This Psalm is nine verses long and he used the word may seven times. May is a word used to introduce a wish or a hope. It was David’s hope that God deliver His people. The sixth time he said, “May the Lord fulfill all your petitions.”
When adversity invades our lives, we have a choice: we can look to God, or we can look to man. As David continued in prayer, he reflected on the ability of God to save His anointed one. Verse 7 says, “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses;
But we will remember the name of the Lord our God.” Prosperity makes it easy to trust chariots because our money has the power to buy the best chariots on the market. In those days, all they had were horse drawn chariots. Today we have chariots that move on land, air, and water. So, we feel self-sufficient with all our chariots and horses; like young man in Luke 12. He was a self-made person focused on having more. He had no time for God and in the process of making plans for bigger barns to gain bigger profits. Verses 20-21 says, “But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’ “So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”
Let us not live like this foolish man. His focus was here and now. There are those who are like him trusting in chariots and horses and focused on bigger barns. Friend, take time and look to God. Psalm 20:8 says, “They have bowed down and fallen; But we have risen and stand upright.” Trust God and stand upright.
Thought for Today: Friend, take pride in the Lord your God.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.