Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Chasing Chariots

"The Philistines gathered themselves together to fight with… thirty thousand chariots… And Jonathan said… Come, and let us go over unto the garrison… for there is no restraint to the LORD to save by many or by few" (1 Samuel 13:5; 14:6).  "Some trust in chariots…  but we will remember the name of the LORD our God" (Psalm 20:7).  "Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.  And Philip ran thither to him… and preached unto him Jesus" (Acts 8:29-35). 

The Philistines were set to fight
With thirty-thousand chariots placed
To conquer Israel with their might,
But God stepped in, and they were chased. 

There's no restraint with God to save,
By many or by very few. 
He rose triumphant from the grave,
And all His foes He shall subdue. 

Though some, in vain, are still embracing
Their chariots with confidence,
We follow Christ, who yet is chasing
Satanic hosts in our defense. 

All chariots are not the same,
We learn by Philip in his chase.  
So may we preach, O Lord, Your name,
As we are Spirit-led with grace

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