Human help is worthless…



Psalm 60: 10 Have you not rejected us, O God? You do not go out, O God, with our armies. 11 O grant us help against the foe, for human help is worthless. 12 With God we shall do valiantly; it is he who will tread down our foes. 

Once again David is in trouble militarily and cries out to God for salvation. What I find interesting is David’s interpretation of his flagging military fortunes. He doesn’t name problems of military strategy or lack of adequate troops or inferior weapons technology or poor leadership from his generals. In David’s mind there is only one explanation for his losses. God has rejected him and the armies of Israel.

V.11 “O grant us help against the foe, for human help is worthless.”

I don’t often interpret my own struggle or misfortune as tied to my relationship with the Lord, but perhaps I should. There’s no doubt that I too often lean on “human help” rather than divine help. Lord have mercy upon me for I am a sinner in need of your grace. Amen.


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