Sunday, November 7, 2010

Polished chariots and groomed horses

Ps 20:7-8
7 See those people polishing their chariots,
and those others grooming their horses?
But we're making garlands for God our God.
8 The chariots will rust,
those horses pull up lame —
and we'll be on our feet, standing tall.

These verses have always stood out to me.  It seems so strange to be obsessed with polishing chariots.  It always gives me a chuckle; I realize what the verses are really about.  Today we have this same strange obsession with stuff.  I have so much stuff!  The verse might read "polishing our cars" and "grooming ourselves."  It's hard to imagine what it would be like to live without worrying about stuff or how I look.  Imagine being able to focus on God with gratitude and thankfulness at how He provides our needs, "we'll be on our feet, standing tall."  Contentment is a great thing.

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