October 26, 2021

Eyes Turned Toward God


Some take pride in chariots, and some in horses, but our pride is in the Name of the Lord our God.

Psalm 20:7
I am rather inclined to think that there is here a comparison between the people of God and all the rest of the world. We see how natural it is to almost all men to be the more courageous and confident the more they possess of riches, power and military forces. The people of God, therefore, here protest that they do not place their hope, as is the usual way with men, in their military forces and warlike apparatus, but only in the aid of God. As the Holy Spirit here sets the assistance of God in opposition to human strength, it ought to be particularly noticed, that whenever our minds come to be occupied by carnal confidence, they fall at the same time into a forgetfulness of God. It is impossible for him, who promises himself victory by confiding in his own strength, to have his eyes turned towards God.
 John Calvin

Let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.
 Hebrews 12:1-2
Prayer after thinking about today's devotion:
Life is sometimes difficult. So help me to trust in you, O God, for strength for the struggles of this day.
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After your own thanksgivings & petitions, close with the Lord's Prayer.
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