Friday, June 15, 2018

Proverbs 21:21

How many hours do you spend in preparation for one game?  How about your opponents?  Does extra practice always make for more wins?  What other factors go in to making a team victorious? 

In Proverbs chapter 21 and verse 21 it says, “The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord.”  Every day at practice you and your team works hard to prepare for their days of competition, but ultimately we all must look to the Lord for victory in the things we cannot control.

Is this to say that it's God who determines who wins and who loses in our competition?  No, but it is saying that in the battles we face, there is a whole host of things that are beyond our control.  As much as we prepare for anything, there are still things we must trust God to supply.

It's our job to prepare to the best of our abilities, but we must also trust the Lord Jesus to bring the victory to our lives.  It's very encouraging to me to know that the Creator of the whole universe wants me to trust Him with all the affairs of my life...even competition.

As you prepare to compete today, give your 100% best effort to every detail... preparation is very important.  In addition, trust the Lord with your whole heart and look to Him to deal with the things you cannot control.  Ultimately, the Bible says that victory rests with the Lord.

Bible Reading Plans:
Luke 5:1-11
Philippians 1:12-20
Psalms 119:113-120
II Kings 4-5