SECURITY…In what do you place your trust?

Keith Pate

Psalm 20:7 (NIV)
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.

David authored Psalm 20. A couple of commentaries I read propose it was written as a prayer on behalf of the people for the king (David) before battle.

The first part of the Psalm acknowledges that victory in the battle comes from God. He is our ultimate protection.

David was called to take the necessary steps to prepare for battle, but his TRUST was in God to bring the victory. Verse 7 confirms that some nations/peoples trust in their military might to win the battle, but that David and his people trusted in God’s name to bring success. God’s “name” here implies his character, reputation and nature. David gained confidence as he meditated on God and how He had delivered His people in the past.

Our world is full of uncertainties. There is much that can cause apprehension, distress, uneasiness, and angst. The economy, job unpredictability, monetary concerns, retirement questions, family crisis, and national health events like the coronavirus can all loom as giants before us.

The question arises: Where does our security rest? Is it in a 401K, health care system, company for which we work, family, stock market dividends, or our national leadership? If so, we stand on a slippery slope. 

Psalm 62:1-2 reminds us.
My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress; I will never be shaken.

David trusted God… not chariots, not his own military prowess, not the number in his army. He trusted the God who had delivered him against the lion and the bear, against the giant Goliath and countless other battles as king.

I read a quote in a blog recently that I wrote down. I am not sure of the author.

If we cannot believe God when circumstances seem to be against us, we do not believe Him at all.

Trust God for your security today! He is faithful!

Pastor Keith

Keith Pate About Keith Pate

Keith is originally from Castleberry, AL in Conecuh County. He joined Eastern Hills as Minister of Music in January of 2005 from Anastasia Baptist Church in St. Augustine, FL.