“Woe to the rebellious children,” says the LORD, “Who take counsel, but not of Me, And who devise plans, but not of My Spirit, That they may add sin to sin; Who walk to go down to Egypt, And have not asked My advice, To strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, And to trust in the shadow of Egypt! Therefore the strength of Pharaoh Shall be your shame, And trust in the shadow of Egypt Shall be your humiliation.”
Where do you put your trust in? Do you trust God to lead you through any and every situation of your life ? Or is God your last minute go-to person when all your own methods and ways fail?
The Israelites went after Egypt and Pharoah. They relied on the “strength” of Pharoah. And God had enough of it. In verse 3, He tells them, the trust they put on Egypt and Pharoah will lead to their downfall. They had the God of the universe on their side and yet they somehow failed to see His might and power and put their trust in the world. This was their undoing.
As children of God, who have you placed your trust on? Do you rely on God to supply all your needs or do you, like the Israelites, place your trust in the world and the ways of the world?
You may place your trust in your bank balance or your health or even your family but you need to know these don’t last. They are temporary. But the trust we place in Jesus can lead us to eternity.
In Psalm 20:7, David says “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the LORD our God.”
If David has to say this, there obviously were people who put their trust in chariots and horses. We need to realize David was the king of Israel, a nation. Can you imagine how many chariots and horses he must have had ? Can you imagine how many battles he might have won using those horses and chariots? But do know what made him stand apart from the others ? His faith in God. He knew his victory was to trust God and not the horses and chariots. He knew that as long as he put his trust in God, victory was on his side.
If David could have that vision, what about us? You only need to analyze your own life and see. How much trust do you put in God. Or do you have your eyes set on the horse and chariots in this world.