Not by Their Own Sword

For not by their own sword did they win the land, nor did their own arm give them victory; but your right hand, and your arm, and the light of your countenance, for you delighted in them.
—Psalm 44:3

We spend far too much time in this nation worshiping weapons and those who carry them. The Bible knows nothing of this—something emphasized throughout the psalms. The point is that God's arm is our strength, God's light is our guide. To make heroes of those in the armed forces while ignoring other faithful persons fulfilling their calling is idolatry and indicative of our misplaced priorities.

Help me maintain my faith in you, Lord, and keep me from worshiping those who do their jobs—even those who act according to your will. Amen.