Don’t trust in Chariots

We, as a people, are wired to trust in money and resources, not God. How does this relate to our vocation?

Over and over we devise plans, and then began to trust in them, not in God.

There is no doubt God wants us to use money and resources to get his work done. But just as clearly he wants us not to trust in these means.

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

Therefore, our confidence should not be in the “horse,” but in the Lord.

We should work to earn a living and supply our needs, but we should not trust in our work, but in God. Otherwise we will always be anxious that our needs will not be met if we can’t work.

But if we are trusting God, not our work, then if we lose our job, we can be confident that He will meet our needs, and so we do not need to be anxious.

This is one of the great secrets in connection with success; to work as if everything depended upon our diligence, and yet to not rest in the least, upon our exertions, but upon the blessing of the Lord, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure” 

Even more to the point, we must admit “by the grace of God we are what we are, and His grace toward us was not in vain. On the contrary, we can worked harder than anyone, but it is not we ourselves, but the grace of God that is with us!”

Our power is not in the achievements of this world but in “always” trusting God.

 

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