“If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan (Jeremiah 12:5)?
Today’s Morsel: I like horses. There is just something about them that captures my attention. When I was a kid, I liked riding them. Scripture says that the horse can smell the battle and run towards it. They don’t fear for their life. They thunder with such power and strength with their beauty. The Lord asks Jeremiah, “If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses?” Here the Lord uses a military term to define the difference between the footmen (infantrymen) and the horses (cavalrymen). God lets him know that if that which is slower can defeat him or cause him to be weary, what will he do when speed, fastness, and something stronger and more powerful comes his way? Sometimes we may complain about our small issues not realizing that they could be much worse. If you can’t contend with what is going on in the world today, footmen and mankind, what are you going to do when God releases those four horses spoken of in Revelations Chapter 6 against men for their rebellion and rejection of Him? Build up your strength and faith now so that you can contend with horses.
Sing: I may never march in the infantry, ride in the cavalry, shoot the artillery. I may never soar over the enemy, but I’m in the Lord's army, yes sir.
Thought For Today: Don’t sweat the small stuff.