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Trust not chariots
devotion by Sis. Bala Samson
Thursday, Aug 20, 2020

 

God’s plan unfold in mysterious ways:

 

Genesis 40:21”He restored the chief cupbearer to his office, and he put the cup into Pharaoh's hand;22 but he hanged the chief baker, just as Joseph had interpreted to them.”

People who were working very close with king Pharaoh were brought into connection with Joseph.  Joseph made use of the opportunity and displayed his gift of interpretation of dream.  The dreams came true, Chief cupbearer was released and promoted but the chief baker was hanged.

Watch out! High positions, plum jobs, high salaries, overseas assignment, top profile jobs, key positions, cushy jobs, all sound good but they are slippery! Caveat! All the people working out of their country though they were in cloud 9 earlier with lot of perks, benefits and fat salary; yet, now in the present pandemic situation their jobs are shaky, for that matter nothing is permanent anymore except God and His goodness.  Are you hearing me?

Though they enjoyed respect, dignity that is attached to such jobs serving the king from close quarters; yet, their lives were like walking on tight rope since they were directly under the nose of the king; however, one day they were both thrown into the prison with Joseph and one of them the chief  baker was executed.  High positions in the world are brittle and fragile!  Friend, just not that alone, the Bible tells us not to trust in chariots and horses:  Isaiah 31:1  “Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in their abundance of chariots and in their multitude of horsemen. They do not look to the Holy One of Israel; they do not seek the LORD.”  As swift as you go up, so swift would you come down! 

 

I would like to share an experience that I encountered when I worked for a multinational bank, a group of smart men were taking care of security arrangements who were directly reporting to the HR department; however, a smart Vice President was appointed to take care of the security  department alone.  Now the previous group of securities who enjoyed great facilities did not much care to ‘salute’ the new boss, a few days later when I one day came in my scooter to the bank, I was shocked to see ‘new people with new uniform’! The previous securities were thrown out of the job in a jiffy, life is uncertain!

Psalm 20:7           Some boast in chariots and some in horses, But we will boast in the name of the LORD, our God.

 

ANBE AZHAGE-SHALINA.SAMSON
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