Proverbs 21:30–31: There is no wisdom or understanding or counsel against the Lord. The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but deliverance is of the Lord.


Insight

The trusting soul rests on the fact that the counsel of the Lord will never be defeated. Therefore he fears not the wisdom or understanding or the plots of his foes. What can man do to harm the one who is covered by the wings of Jehovah? “Though a host encamp against me,” said David, “yet will I not fear.” It is not numbers or superior accoutrements that ensures victory; but to have the God of our salvation going before us. May each tried saint cast himself upon the same Omnipotent Saviour-God in every time of apparently overwhelming trouble, and thus prove for himself that “deliverance is of the Lord.” 1

Application

King David was a leader in battle. His secret for victory was revealed in Psalm 20:7: “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the Lord our God.”

What are you trusting today? Is your confidence in yourself, or in Him? Will you call upon the name of the Lord today, to lead you out of defeat and into His glorious victory?

Motivation

But if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it—lest you even be found to fight against God. Acts 5:39

It is good to prepare, but it is even better to trust in His victory for you. – TWEET IT

Prayer

Father, thank You for fighting the battles for me. I want to trust You more.


1. Ironside, H. A. (1908). Notes on the Book of Proverbs. Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux Bros.

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Tommy Blumberg was ordained as a Calvary Chapel pastor in 1985, where he served as an assistant to Pastor Wayne Taylor of Calvary Fellowship, in Seattle. In 1992, Pastor Tom, his wife Pam, and their three daughters moved to Bellingham and began a Bible study, which led to the founding of Calvary Chapel Northwest. Tom blogs regularly at TommyBlumberg.com.