Sunday – June 17, 2018

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 Psalm 20:4-9

May he grant you your heart’s desire, and fulfill all your plans.

May we shout for joy over your victory, and in the name of our God set up our banners. May the Lord fulfill all your petitions.

Now I know that the Lord will help his anointed; he will answer him from his holy heaven with mighty victories by his right hand.

Some take pride in chariots, and some in horses, but our pride is in the name of the Lord our God.

They will collapse and fall, but we shall rise and stand upright.

Give victory to the king, O Lord; answer us when we call.

 

Reflect and Pray:

These words are offered as a priestly prayer for victory in a battle.  Written in the years right before the people took a king and the early years after Saul became king, they are a reminder that hope and trust is to be in God and not chariots and horses.  But, we know the old testament history was bloody and vicious and trust was often misplaced.  The end result was the falling of the nation.

As disciples of Christ today, where are we to place our faith and trust?  Is our trust in military might or in the possibilities of the kingdom of God Jesus talked about?