Day 12 | February Devotional from Psalms - "Your Real Source of Strength"

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Psalm 33:16 No king is saved by the multitude of an army; A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.  17 A horse is a vain hope for safety; Neither shall it deliver any by its great strength. 18 But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,

There are a lot of things in this world that are considered to be powerful. People pursue politics because of the power it seems to bestow. It has been said, "Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." Many people have been seduced by things that they possess, believing those earthly things provide strength. Decades ago a man named Howard Hughes became one of the most powerful and the richest man in the world. But his wealth was not strong enough to save him from mental illness and debilitating illnesses.

David talked about powerful things in his time which included an army, physical strength, and a horse. In our day, we might talk about such things as networking, big business deals, socio-economic status, and powerful cars. To be sure, these things can transform people into celebrities who appear to have strength because of their wealth. We’ve seen government policies that enrich the wealthy on the backs of the poor and middle-class. The rich getting richer and seemingly stronger.


Rather than thinking about what people focus on, we should think more about what God is focusing on. David said the Lord's eyes are on those who fear Him and on those who hope in His unfailing love. Every form of strength in which men place their trust fails and comes to an end.

The fear of the Lord is the sense that the last thing you want to do is to displease your God. The fear of the Lord purifies your motive’s and clarifies your purpose. The best part is: When we have the fear of the Lord, He pays attention to us and brings His strength into our lives and circumstances. 

Reflection Question: What are some things you thought were strong, only to find that those things failed? How will you trust God today?

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