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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for August 29, 2015

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SATURDAY, August 29

Psalm 20:7 Some put their trust in chariots and some in horses, but we will call upon the Name of the LORD our God.

Pride is a dangerous thing that causes us to lose our place in God’s story; it skews our frame of reference. Instead of God being the center of the story, pride pushes us to the center of the story. We become trapped in our own small part, isolated from the greater story of God.

The psalmist knows that chariots and horses are powerful, but they aren’t formidable compared to God. Pride in things makes them seem bigger than they are, and pride in chariots and horses can make them the center of our hopes. But the psalmist reminds us to put our hope in the center of all stories: God.

What are the horses and chariots in our lives? What are the small and ineffectual things we trust to carry our hopes and plans? How can we set those aside and put our trust in God?

PRAY for the Diocese of Saksatoon (Rupert’s Land, Canada)

Ps 20, 21:1-7(8-14) * 110:1-5(6-7), 116, 117; 1 Kings 7:51—8:21; Acts 28:17-31; Mark 14:43-52

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