Proverbs 21

Scripture: Proverbs 21:31
Pastor Kent Gardiola

 

Scripture:
In life’s battles, it is sometimes our default to just get up and fight until we get to a point when we can’t do it anymore.

 

Observation:
Although there were a lot of things involved before going into a battle like weapons, training soldiers and strategizing;  horses are a symbol of military strength back in the Old Testament days. Kings and rulers would acquire as much as they can, not for agricultural purposes but solely for battles. The more horses and chariots they have, the stronger their kingdom is perceived to be. The Israelites have experienced deliverance by the Lord in battles they wouldn’t have won on their own and yet they still relied on their strength for security.  We may be using more advanced technology in our generation when it comes to any military activity but the principle still remains the same. We can rely on our own strength or we can recognize the Lord as our strength, our fortress, our refuge.

 

Application:
The greatest influence & example you can have on your children is to do all you can to live righteously before God. Our family creed shouldn’t be “Do as I say not as I do.” We should walk the walk and talk the talk and be the Godly example of a man or women after Gods own heart. Be one who walks with integrity. There is a tug of war going on for our children’s attention & future. Let us be the stronger tug bringing them into the things of God. This proverb teaches us to live humbly, walk with integrity, be selfless and put God in the center of your family and He will bless your children because of your life. I want to leave generational blessings instead of generational curses for my children.


Prayer:
In life’s battles, it is sometimes our default to just get up and fight until we get to a point when we can’t do it anymore. We call unto God as our last resort instead of our only option. There is wisdom in preparation but it is foolish to expect victory without Jesus, for the battle is the Lord’s. Your battle is the Lord’s!

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