Psalm 33

“Horses are a false hope for deliverance.” (33:17)

In old Westerns, the hero swoops in and rescues the damsel in distress, throws her across a horse, and rides off into the sunset. The Psalmist, however, speaks of a symbolic horse as the possession of a warrior, representing wealth, power and mobility. In our terms, we might speak of a luxury automobile or the latest mobile phone, with which we can handily outrun and defeat our business competitors. Wealth and influence can be of tremendous benefit, but at the end of our life we ought to rather be remembered for our kindness and for the good things that we’ve done and not just for the possessions we leave behind.

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