is no king [melek] saved [yasha`] by the
multitude [rob] of an host [chayil]: a mighty man [gibbowr] is
not delivered [natsal] by much [rob] strength [koach]. KJV-Interlinear
16 The king
is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great
Man is not maintained by human means. Man is not sustained by human means. Man does not continue in any way by human means. Only the fool believes that he is somehow self-sufficient or self-directing or self-made.
Mighty kings and mighty armies and mighty warriors have come and gone. Mighty people in business, in industry, in politics, in intellect, in talents and abilities, have come and gone.
None, no one, and certainly not you, whoever you are, can remain in life for even a second without Gods grace.
God maintains this universe, and life and all of creation. And do not get uppity and start mocking about meteors and asteroids and crashing planets and galaxies and so forth. The short answer to that kind of stupidity is, Isa. 45:18, ‘For thus says the Lord, who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not create it a waste place, But formed it to be inhabited), "I am the Lord, and there is none else.’
God created the universe perfect. He did not make the universe a wasteland. He did not make the earth null and void as stated in Genesis. It became that way, because Satan caused all of the problems of the universe.
The Garden was created perfect, but man and sin destroyed it.
Sin and evil are the causes and catalysts of destruction.
God alone is the protector of everything and everyone.
When the Allies landed on the beaches in 1944 that invasion could have ended in total disaster, but was completed by noon as our bullets and bombs found our targets and their bullets and bombs missed. A simple failed radio in a Japanese scout plane turned the tide of the entire war in the Pacific, at Midway.
There are doubtless many things in your life that happened or did not happen, that you perhaps know nothing about, which formed the path of your life.
But regardless, Jesus Christ controls history. He controls when people are born into this world and when people are taken out of this world. He knows who, what and when things will be discovered or invented, and provided for the people who would be involved in those things.
Jesus Christ controls and coordinates everything in history, because He knows beforehand, everything that will occur.
So, your life, your intellect, your discoveries, your environment, your friends and acquaintances, everything that you are and know and will or will not accomplish, is the result of Gods extremely fine tuning of all of the intricate details of life. This also includes your thoughts and decisions.
So, do not go in the opposite direction and believe that you can do nothing because God has worked everything out, because He just might let you live on the street because you were being stupid.
If you have toast with jelly for breakfast tomorrow morning, God made provision for that food in their planting, in their growing, in their manufacturing and processing, in their packaging, in their delivery to a store, and finally they were there for your decision to buy them and bring them home. A lot of things happened before you will take that first bite. And God did not force you to buy or bite that toast. But you did.
And Satan is out to destroy everything. Man opposes God in most everything in life. And yet Gods plan and controls continue unhindered despite all of the opposition.
The world cannot counter or halt Gods plan. Your life in under the controls of the world if you place them there, or under God, if you choose God. Which do you suppose is the better plan.
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