Proverbs 21:31 The horse is prepared for the day of battle, But deliverance is of the LORD. (NKJV)I’m constantly amazed that verses I have just skimmed over several times sometimes jump off the page at me depending on what’s going on in my life.Horses, battle, deliverance… often these poetic phrases get lost in our “King James” reading mentality as flowery verses that probably meant something to the writer but have little relevance today. However, verses like this are rich in meaning if we’ll stop and mine the treasure.The overall thought is that we can do everything we can to prepare (and we should) but in the end, the Lord is the one who determines the outcome.We must prepare and give our best effort,but surrender the [...]
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I will lift up my eyes to the hills— From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. (NKJV)As God’s very own children, we alone, of all people, have the privilege of knowing that God is ready to care of us. When we need help, when we need strength, when we need comfort… the King of the Universe, who made heaven and earth, is there to help us through this life.Yet it remains almost comical that we choose to take on life under our own power and control. Imagine with me that you have 2 tons of stones to move from one location to another. Your good friend is waiting on one side for you to toss the [...]