“No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength. A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save. But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love.” (Psalm 33:16–18, NIV 1984).
My Musings – No great kingdoms of the past have survived to this day retaining their former splendor, power and influence. My country has “In God We Trust” on its coin and currency. Having come into its own as the current great “kingdom” after World War II, unrivaled in military power and economic strength, its seems that our trust is more on these things than it is in God. As the text above so clearly states, it is vain to place our hope in these things. He raised us up, and He can bring us down.
My Advice – This applies on a personal level too. Make sure your hope and trust is in the Lord God Almighty. Anything else is illusory. “Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,” says the LORD Almighty. (Zechariah 4:6, NIV 1984).