April 6, 2021

soldier riding horse statue - Photo by Anna Hunko on Unsplash

Psalm 33:16–19 (English Standard Version)
The king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength. The war horse is a false hope for salvation, and by its great might it cannot rescue. Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love, that he may deliver their soul from death and keep them alive in famine.

PASTOR’S COMMENTARY

Even though we may still have a long way to go before this worldwide pandemic is finally over, our future outlook is brighter than in months past. And when that time comes, many will give credit to the wrong source.

Under governmental leadership guidance, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has implemented many guidelines that have helped to get things under control. The greatest medically-minded physicians have helpfully diagnosed and monitored the virus. Pharmaceutical companies have developed several vaccines that are believed to eliminate the potential spread of the virus.

But in God’s Word for today, as Christians, we need to view them as no more than “kings,” “warriors,” and “horses.” The army of the king can not save him. The warrior’s might cannot deliver him. And those whose hope lies in their horses will be disappointed.

When this famine is over, it will be because of the Mighty Hand of the LORD, who is merciful to those who reverence Him. He has kept us through the pandemic, and He will deliver us from the pandemic.