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March 27 – Preparing by trusting

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the Lord our God.” – Psalm 20:7

Scripture reading: Psalm 20:1-9

Everyone lives by trust. We all trust someone or something. David, the inspired psalmist, looked around himself in his day and age and saw that there were those who trusted in military might. In ancient times many trusted in chariots and horses, the super-weapons of those long ago days. David, directed by the Holy Spirit, warns us against such a trust in human power of any kind.

We who know and love the Lord have the most powerful trust of all, a wholehearted faith in Jesus, as our only Saviour. When we trust in Jesus to save us, we gain a wonderful confidence and a lasting sense of peace. Each time we remember the name of the Lord, we exercise that amazing trust, for the very name Jesus means Saviour. As you walk with the Lord day by day, live in the power of that trust, which all who believe in the Lord have found totally dependable through the ages.

All around us today we see unbelievers put their trust in earthly schemes, in weapons, in so-called science, in government welfare programs, and in empty political promises. Those who put their trust in such human efforts are sure to be disappointed. Such earthly trust is always betrayed and evaporates into nothing. As children of God, disciples of Jesus, let us avoid that by putting our trust in the Lord alone, in Jesus, in whom we find all things necessary for our salvation in this world and in the world to come.

Suggestions for prayer

Pray for the powerful working of the Holy Spirit in your heart that you may receive the wonderful gift of faith. Ask the Lord to lead you in His ways, so that your faith, once given to you, will be strengthened.

Rev. Gregg V. Martin was ordained to the Gospel ministry in 1977. In his years of service, he pastored a total of five congregations in three Canadian provinces. He also served for more than seven years in Latin America as a missionary, providing leadership training in Reformed mission churches. Get this devotional delivered directly to your phone each day via our RP App. It is also available in print, for purchase, at NTGDevotional.com.  

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