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  • Writer's pictureOlufunmilayo Adekusibe

IN WHOM DID YOU PUT YOUR TRUST?

 

Today’s Reading:

Psalm 20

“Some trust in chariots and some in horses but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.” (Psalm 20:7)

 



A story was told of some botanists who were exploring remote regions of the Alps in search of new flower species. They noticed through binoculars a rare, beautiful and valuable flower, which lay deep in a ravine with cliffs on both sides. To get the flower, someone had to be lowered over the cliff on a rope. They beckoned to a curious boy who was watching nearby and promised to pay him well if he would agree to retrieve the flower. The boy checked the cliff and said, “I‘ll be back in a minute.” He returned shortly followed by a gray-haired man, and said to the botanists, “I will go over that cliff and get that flower for you if this man holds the rope. He’s my dad”. Trust is to have confidence in something or someone. To put one’s mind absolutely on someone no matter the situation as we can see in the story. This psalm is closely related to the following Psalm because it is a prayer that was uttered on the eve of a great battle. It was a prayer that was answered with victory.


The strength of a king at the time of battle rests on the numbers of chariots, horses, soldiers and other weaponry. With all of these in place, there will be confidence on the part of that King especially if he realizes that the other King coming to fight him doesn’t have as much weapon as he is. This could also be seen in the life of Goliath in I Samuel 17, he trusted his stature, experience and weapons of war. And by all human standards those things are enough to win a battle. But there is another invisible and invincible weapon which can only be employed by those who know how it works and that weapon is the name of the Lord. The scriptures say the name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous runs into it and he is safe (Proverbs 18:10). The Lord says call upon me and I will show you great and mighty things (Jeremiah 33:3). David said you come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a shield. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of Hosts.( I Samuel 17:45.)


In what or whom do you put your trust? Some trust in beauty, connection, money, credentials, eloquence and other mundane things. It is sad to know that all of those things as good as they are have failed humanity. The only one that cannot fail is God. But before you can use his name and get results you need to have a relationship with him. If not for the relationship the boy in the introductory story had with his father, he wouldn’t have trusted him to that level. Have you given your life to Jesus? Are you his child? Come with me as you enter into a relationship with him and his name will work wonders in your life.

JAMES ALADE


 

To surrender your life to Christ, say this prayer aloud: Father, thank you for Jesus Christ. Forgive my sins, take control of my heart and lead me in your righteous path by the power of Your Holy Spirit. Thank You Lord.

 If you said the prayer, Congratulations! Prayerfully look for a living church and report to the resident reverend, pastor or priest.


 

Prayer:

  1. I repent of all things or human that I have put my trust in, in Jesus name

  2. Henceforth, I put my trust in the name of the Lord

  3. Nothing will take God’s place in my life in the name of Jesus

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