Where is our Trust?

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.

Psalm 20:7-8

What are we trusting in today?  In this passage, the Psalmist tells us that some are trusting in chariots and some are trusting in horses.  I doubt if any of us are literally trusting in chariots or horses, but there are many things apart from the Lord that we can attempt to put our trust in.

Some of us may trust in our strength or our wealth.  Both of those things, as it tells us in verse 8, are brought down and fallen.  Strength eventually fails.  It’s easy to trust in yourself when you are young and strong, but as you get older, your strength tends to start leaving you.  Strength is a vain thing in which to place your trust.  There is nothing wrong with having money and wealth, but it is a terrible thing in which to place your trust.  Money is easily lost, spent and used.  Wealth might be made to last a generation or two, but at the end of your life, what good is it you?  Wealth can not buy admission to Heaven, nor can it buy forgiveness of sins.  Strength and wealth are nice things, but they are not things in which to put our trust.

The only sure thing that we can trust absolutely with no doubts is the Lord.  The Psalmist says that “we will remember the name of the Lord” and that when others around us are fallen, we “are risen” and “stand upright”.  Where is our trust?  It’s either in ourselves or in the Lord.

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