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Mon 5th July Don’t trust in Chariots!

Having glanced the headlines in the morning’s press, it seems that the Prime Minister will this evening announce news regarding the details and date of Step 4. Of course, we are all interested in the implications and I am certainly trusting that we are given the ‘green-light’ to gather again as a church on the 25th July. However, as I read, a particular verse of Scripture has come to my mind. David the Psalmist writes, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” (Psalm 20:7). David is reflecting on how some place their confidence in the size of their armies. However, he then contrasts this with the more secure hope that he and Israel find in their God.

There are times when you may be tempted to place your faith in politicians; or promotion; or a pension projection; or a doctor’s prognosis; or a relationship; or a friendship; or indeed, 101 other things. Yet, however assuring any one of these may be, as followers of Jesus it is vital that we find our primary hope in God. Therefore, whatever Boris Johnson does or does not say, I want to encourage you that, although others may be “brought to their knees and fall” those who trust in God will “rise up and stand firm. (Psalm 20:8)