Scripture: Proverbs 21:30-31 “no wisdom, no understanding, no counsel can avail against the Lord. The horse is made ready for battle but the victory belongs to the Lord”

Observations: At the end of the day God’s ultimate plan for His glory will happen. There is a clear sense of sovereignty over the words of this proverb. The most powerful and evil leaders of this day could not disrupt the victory that God is having on this earth and will ultimately have on this earth. There is a necessary readiness for battle that the writer is proclaiming in verse 31. One should train and prepare, but never put their trust in the training and preparation. Their trust is found solely in the power and authority of the Lord God.

Applications: If America is a house I think it’s pretty obvious what the elephant in the room is: Where is our country headed? Politics is playing a role in the society like never before and even the church has been effective by it. Let us stop for a moment and reminds ourselves that no politician, no president, can disrupt the the plan that the Lord almighty has for His ultimate good. Now, we are not to sit back, we are called to prepare for battle, we must train ourselves as the body of Christ to be used for His glory. But remember, the victory is Christ’s. Trust not only in His finished work on the cross but the continual work in your life. Remind yourself today that everything, the good and the bad, works out for the good of those who love Him. Hold tight to that promise!

Prayer: Lord thank you that the victory is yours. Thank you for allowing us to be on your side, to be called children of the King of Kings! We praise you and we ask you to give us strength to be used for your glory this week. Amen