Victories in warfare during ancient times were decided normally on the overpowering number of chariots and horses of a certain kingdom.
Generals get an idea on whether they’d more or else dominate the battlefield or not.
A quick review of World History reveals that powerful empires of ancient times from Egypt, Assyria and even the tribal enemies of Israel– the Philistines, as well as the Romans and Persians utilized the advantages of chariots and horses to the hilt.
Chariots were fast during that time because they were drawn by either two or more horses combined. As such, victory was swift and decisive.
While the advantages outweigh the disadvantages of having chariots and horses in warfare, David, a successful and battle-tested general wrote a psalm, expressing his trust beyond the power of a speeding chariot and horse.
Psalm 20:7-8 -7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. 8 They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm.
David, one of the most powerful kings in Israel, was convinced that even if his chariots and horses far outweigh the army of his enemy, ultimately, victory lies in God’s hands.
Today, warfare is no longer decided by chariots and horses.
However, in this day and age of technological advancement, we all have the tendency to depend on our own “chariots and horses” in life.
In fact, our over pre-occupation in our career or business, the talent you have, or even the attention we give to our spouse or our Mr./Ms. Someone Special, etc. can be the “chariots and horses” we tend to lean on everyday without us knowing it.
You see, trusting our life over any of these things may never give us complete satisfaction and peace in our pursuit of life because God alone can give us that inner peace, security and victory.
As you examine yourself, does your things, dreams or your career, possibly appear more like “chariots and horses” in your life?