July 25, 2008

strength is vain.

so i'm dealing with trying to find someone to rent my room before i leave...so that means i need someone to start paying rent for me in 5 days.  which would be a miracle.

which is exactly why this verse, which i dont remember ever having noticed, hit me hard this morning

"no king is saved by the multitude of an army;

a mighty man is not delivered by great strength.

a horse is a vain hope for safety;

neither shall it deliver any by its great strength."   -Psalm 33. 16, 17

this verse presents a really wild thought: more "strength" or "ability" or the "if i can just get this or be more like this or i wish i was stronger in this way" mentality WONT help you.

it wont.
a mighty man is not delivered by great strength.
and anything you can add to that man like a horse, etc, will be of no use to him.

a couple verses down our salvation comes:
"...the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him,
on those who hope in His mercy,
to deliver their soul from death...
our soul waits on the Lord
HE is our help and shield.
For our heart shall rejoice in Him,
because we have trusted in His holy name."


Robin said...

when are you leaving?

i'm in denial

Jonathan Dow said...

Maybe that Psalm means that Jesus will rent your room.