Victory Belongs to the Lord (Notes on Proverbs)

My Son, Hear My Words: Notes on Proverbs

The following is an excerpt from the book, My Son, Hear My Words: Notes on Proverbs.

The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but victory belongs to the Lord” (21:31). There is a tendency for man to place a great deal of faith in himself and his resources, especially in the realm of military affairs. The prophet Isaiah warned about this: “Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help and rely on horses, and trust in chariots because they are many and in horsemen because they are very strong, but they do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the Lord!” (Isaiah 31:1). Solomon says, “Victory belongs to the Lord,” implying that without God, victory will not be possible. However, this does not mean that our plans and preparations are futile. The horse that is “prepared for the day of battle” must still be prepared, or else defeat will be certain. The point is that we must do what we are able to do (make whatever preparations we can make for the future) and put our trust in God for all those things which are out of our control.

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