Thursday’s Thougth

An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength (Psalm 33:17).
In whom or what do you put your trust? Where do you find hope? Throughout the Bible, God used the horse as an example of strength and power. Therefore, God told Israel they were not to multiply horses, because He wanted them to know that He was the source of their victories. David foolishly numbered the people and was rebuked by God. Israel’s strength was not to be found in their numbers but in their God. Gideon was sent to battle with 300 rather than 32,000 because God did not want Israel thinking of their victory but of the victory of God. When Moab and Ammon came against Judah, God told Judah not to be afraid because the battle belonged to Him (II Chronicles 20:15).
Jesus Christ gave the great commision to His followers and indeed it is great. It is great because of the greatness of the One who gave it; it is great because of the great implications; it is great because of the great number of souls involved; it great because of the great message; it is great because of the great hope. But, Jesus also taught that few would obey and many would reject His plea. How are so few to successfully accomplish the commision given by Christ? Paul said our success is not in self, but in Christ (Philippians 4:13). Jesus Christ is the One who has lived the perfect life without sin; Jesus Christ is the One who overcame the temptations of Satan; Jesus Christ is the One who was the Lamb of God; Jesus Christ is the One who finished the task given by the Father; Jesus Christ is the One who set the perfect example; Jesus Christ is the One whom the grave could not hold and Jesus Christ is the One in whom we have hope.
The world (Satan) wants us to think of ourselves and to believe that God has given us an impossible task. The task is impossible, if we attempt it on our on. But, with Christ, we can obey God and we can successfully perform the great commission. In Christ, let us stand as a soldier of the cross, fully armed and fully prepared for the victory.