A song writer once wrote and affirmed his confidence in the unfailing ability of our God when he wrote, “my hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus name.” He further said, “On Christ the solid Rock I stand all other ground is sinking sand.”
No other preamble can be more appropriate in our attempt to drive home the teaching on our text today. The futility of man-made defence is here clearly portrayed. Worse still, the indignation of the Most High God and the impending doom that awaits those who rely on the arm of flesh no matter how fortified they may be are also unambiguously declared.
Faith in God is indispensable in our lives for a fruitful, fulfilled, peaceful, happy righteous and victorious life. It is faith that grants us a life of heaven on earth and eventually translates us into glory in the presence of God. Our heavenly Father desires to lead us in a life of faith. He continues to draw us into the unknown, for it is only the unknown that we truly learn to trust in the Lord.
“Egyptians are men and not God, and their horses flesh and not spirit. When the Lord shall stretch out his hand, both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that is helped shall fall down, and they all shall fail together” (v 3). God is the only Eternal Refuge. Hope in man is like a vapour that appears for a time and disappears almost immediately. If our expectation comes from any source other than God, we are setting ourselves up for disappointment and doom. It is only faith in God through Jesus Christ that can guarantee victory and make a way into God’s abiding presence.
Thought for the day: Leaning on the everlasting arms is the recipe for constant victory.