Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | April 12, 2016

“Some boast in chariots and some in horses, But we will boast in the name of the Lord, our God.”

Today’s devotion comes from Psalm chapter 20.

“May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble!
May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high!
May He send you help from the sanctuary
And support you from Zion!
May He remember all your meal offerings
And find your burnt offering acceptable!  Selah.

May He grant you your heart’s desire
And fulfill all your counsel!
We will sing for joy over your victory,
And in the name of our God we will set up our banners.
May the Lord fulfill all your petitions.

Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed;
He will answer him from His holy heaven
With the saving strength of His right hand.
Some boast in chariots and some in horses,
But we will boast in the name of the Lord, our God.
They have bowed down and fallen,
But we have risen and stood upright.
9 Save, O Lord;
May the King answer us in the day we call.”  Psalm chapter 20.

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“Some boast in chariots and some in horses,
But we will boast in the name of the Lord, our God.”  Verse 7.

Some doctrine boasts in its works.

Some doctrine boasts in its wisdom.

Some doctrine boasts in its alleged free-will and choices.

But, Reformed Doctrine, recognizing its “Total Depravity” (that it is dead in sin), boasts in the name of the LORD, its God. 

Reformed Doctrine boasts in what the LORD has done from His “Unconditional Election” to His “Limited Atonement” to His “Irresistible Grace” to His “Preservation of the Saints”, the “U”, “L”, “I”, and “P” of “TULIP”, the Five Points of Calvinism, the Reformed Doctrine of Salvation.

We may not do the right works.

We may not know the right thing to do through our wisdom.

We may not even want to do the right thing through our alleged free-will.

But, we trust the LORD to do the right works.

We trust the LORD to have the perfect wisdom to know the right thing to do.

We trust the LORD to have the perfect will to want to do the right thing.

 “Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed …”.  Verse 6. 

But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, so that, just as it is written, “Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord.”  1 Corinthians 1:30-31.

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