Tuesday, 16 May 2017


The horse is prepared for the day of battle, But deliverance is of the LORD.  - Proverbs 21:31

People seek deliverance in all kinds of things. The folks in this passage put their hope for deliverance in military force. A whole lot of people through the years and put their faith in the military forces for deliverance, and eventually the army is going to let you down.

A bunch of folks, I mean a BUNCH of folks these days are trusting political leaders and political parties for deliverance. If we could only elect enough of the right politicians at the right time everything would be okay. If we can elect the ‘right’ leader, no matter his or her lack of moral fibre or character or principle, everything is going to be alright.

 Some trust in money or jobs or possessions or reputation of whatever to bring about deliverance.

But there is only one source of real deliverance – deliverance is of the Lord. There is nothing else and no one else we can really, truly depend to deliver us from whatever we face. He promises us that He will provide. He promises us that He will care. He promises that He will meet our needs. He promises strength for the fight. He promises that He will deliver.

Hope for deliverance from any other source is false hope – only our God can deliver every time. 

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