What can you trust?


Ever heard conflicting reports on the news? Ever heard conflicting reports from politicians? Ever heard conflicting reports from scientists? Ever heard conflicting reports from doctors? Ever heard conflicting reports from friends? Ever heard conflicting reports from family members? Ever heard conflicting reports from professionals? Ever heard conflicting reports from specialists?

How can you know what to trust? Is there anything or anyone whose can be trusted? Is there something or someone who can be considered a firm foundation? Is there someone who you can trust? Where do you put your trust?

In a battle some people put their trust in equipment and machinery. In the older days some people put their trust in chariots and horses. But without a foundation of the truth it is hard to trust! In cases of plagues like what took place in Egypt when pharaoh trusted his people and hardened his heart there was much loss. Imagine if Joseph hadn’t of put his trust in God in the midst of being sold by his brothers into slavery, being lied about by Potiphar’s wife and ending up in prison, being forgotten by the cup bearer after Joseph had revealed the meaning of his and the baker’s dreams, but Joseph trusted in God and next thing you know he became second in command at the right place at the right time to save not only the nation of Egypt but his own family too.

So what about you? Where does your hope come from? Where do you put your trust?

Will you put your trust on something that is like shifting sands and when the storms of life come in will get washed away? Will you put your trust in God who is the solid rock and when the storms come in your life will be able to stand firm? Will you put your trust in God and put on the full armor so that you can stand firm against the attacks of the devil? Why not consider what it would mean practically to put into practice putting on the full armor of God?

As for me and my house, we will put our trust in God with all of our heart, all of our mind, all of our soul, and all of our strength! As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord! How about you? Where does your hope come from? Where does your trust come from? Where does your help come from? Will it stand the test of time?

Ever considered the motto of the USA? Ever considered how things would be if we lived it out? Ever considered how just like in the Bible the people swayed to and fro and the impact it made on the nation? When people turned back to God and there was a revival vs when people turned from God and did what was evil in His sight? Let’s consider the motto “In God We Trust” and what would that look like right here and right now in our lives and the lives of the nation we live in?


2020 Hindsight
(Clarity of Vision)
The 49-Week Challenge
(Day 140)

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With April in the rear view mirror, let’s reflect on what we have learned in the past 6 days as we meditate on God’s Word this 7th day. Do you have any highlights or insights from what we have read in the past 6 days? What connections have you made or can you make in relations to our readings from God’s Word? Have you made time to speak with God through your reading time? Have you made time to speak with God as a part of your daily schedule? Are you prioritizing God enough that He gets prime time with you? Have you missed the mark this week and need to turn back to God and confess it and ask Him for forgiveness? Have you taken time to thank and praise Him for the forgiveness that has already been paid for through the blood of Jesus? Have you taken time to thank Him for all the other blessings in your life? Have you taken time to thank Him for all the answered prayers? Do you have any worries? Are you taking hold of His promise not to worry but to give it up into His hands? Let’s ask God for wisdom and guidance for this day! Let’s put our trust in Him!

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Today’s reading from God’s Word – the Bible comes to us from:

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm.

Psalms 20:7-8

My Notes: (reviewing info from John Gill’s Exposition of the Whole Bible)

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses,…. That is, in chariots and horses prepared for war; which, besides their use for carriage, did great annoyance to the enemy in battle, and were very terrible to them, and were greatly trusted in by those that possessed them, Deuteronomy 20:1; such chariots as were called “currus falcati”, that had scythes at the sides of them, which being drove with fury among the infantry, cut them down as grass is mown with scythes; such the old Canaanites used, which were very terrible, Joshua 17:16; and horses trained up for war do much execution in a battle by pawing and trampling; see Job 39:21; though these are vain things for safety, and not to be depended on, for salvation and victory are of the Lord, Psalm 33:17; and such are the chariots and horses of the sun, and the idols in which the Gentiles trusted, 2 Kings 23:11; and all external things in which men depend for salvation, as fleshly privileges, outward works of righteousness, morality, a profession of religion, a round of duties, &c. all which are disclaimed by those who know the way of life and salvation by Christ, Hosea 14:3;

but we will remember the name of the Lord our God; not any of the names by which the Lord God is called, as Elohim, Elshaddai, Jehovah, and the like; though each of these are worthy of remembrance, and greatly serve to encourage faith in him; but rather the perfections of God, such as the goodness, wisdom, and power of God, which are to be remembered and confided in; and not the friendship of princes, the schemes of human policy, and the outward forces of strength; or else God himself is intended, whose name is himself, and is a strong tower to the righteous: and to remember him is to bear him in mind, and not forget him; to have the desires of the soul towards him, and to the remembrance of him; and to make mention of him, of his names, attributes, word, and works; which is both for his glory and for the encouragement of faith in him, both in ourselves and others; it is to call upon his name in times of trouble, and at all times, and also to trust in him and not in an arm of flesh; for it stands opposed to trusting in chariots and horses; and it is to call to mind past instances of his goodness, wisdom, and power, and be thankful for them, and make use of them to engage confidence in him; and which should be done from the consideration of his being God and not man, and of his being our God, our covenant God and Father.

Copyright Statement
The New John Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.
A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855

Bibliography
Gill, John. “Commentary on Psalms 20:7”. “The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible”. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-20.html. 1999.

John Gill’s Exposition of the Whole Bible

They are brought down and fallen,…. These are they that rode in chariots and on horses, and trusted in them; who are brought down from their places of honour and safety; and fall, not into the hands of their enemies, and into a low and mean estate, but to the ground by death; as also such who, being like Capernaum, lifted up to heaven with their own outward attainments, and think to get thither by them, are brought down to hell, and fall into the pit of corruption;

but we are risen, and stand upright; who remember the name of the Lord, and trust in him; the church is sometimes in a very low and depressed condition; it consists of a poor and an afflicted people, and who are persecuted by men; so the church has been under the Heathen Roman emperors, and under the Papacy, and will be as long as she is in the wilderness, and the witnesses prophesy in sackcloth; and especially when they will be slain, and their bodies lie on the earth unburied; but these shall rise and stand upright, and ascend to heaven; there will be a glorious state of the church; there will be a reviving of the interest of Christ, through the bringing in the fulness and forces of the Gentiles, and the conversion of the Jews; the dry bones will live again, and stand upon their feet, an exceeding great army; in those days the righteous will flourish and have abundance of peace and prosperity. This may also include the first resurrection, which the saints will have a part in; the dead in Christ will rise first, and will stand before the Lord with confidence, and not be ashamed; when the ungodly shall not stand in judgment, nor sinners in, the congregation of the righteous; for though these words are expressed in the present tense, because of the certainty of them, they belong to future times; hence the following petitions.

Copyright Statement
The New John Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.
A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855

Bibliography
Gill, John. “Commentary on Psalms 20:8”. “The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible”. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/psalms-20.html. 1999.

John Gill’s Exposition of the Whole Bible


As day 140 of 2020 begins, I would hate to miss giving the opportunity to anyone who hasn’t received Jesus into their lives as their Lord and Savior an opportunity to make the decision this early into 2020 and the blessing to get to live out the rest of 2020 in that power and that truth and that hope.

If you would like to receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, why not join me in this prayer?

Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and there is nothing that I can do to save myself. I confess my complete helplessness to forgive my own sin or to work my way to heaven. At this moment I trust Christ alone as the One who bore my sin when He died on the cross. I believe that He did all that will ever be necessary for me to stand in your holy presence. I thank you that Christ was raised from the dead as a guarantee of my own resurrection. As best as I can, I now transfer my trust to Him. I am grateful that He has promised to receive me despite my many sins and failures. Father, I take you at your word. I thank you that I can face death now that you are my Savior. Thank you for the assurance that you will walk with me through the deep valley. Thank you for hearing this prayer. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

The Sinner’s Prayer

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Today’s devotional The 49-Week Challenge comes from Life.Church. For more information, please visit www.life.church — Thank you Life.Church for sharing this reading plan through Bible.com

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