horse [cuwc] is a vain thing [sheqer]
for safety [tashuw`ah]: neither shall he
deliver [malat] any by his great [rob] strength [chayil]. KJV-Interlinear
17 The war
horse is a false hope for salvation, and by its great might it cannot rescue.
The word for vain, ‘sheqer,’ means an empty thing, a lie. The war horse is used for speed, for mobility, for aggressiveness in battle, for advantage, for confidence.
But it is all a lie.
Things in life are all lies, when you place your trust in them, rather than God.
Whether your things are horses, or real-estate or talent, or ability, or rank, or position, or whatever it is that you have or rely on, to get you through life, they are all vain, empty, lies.
The details of life, which means all things in life, are nothing but temporary in this world. You should never place your trust in things, while ignoring God.
For, if God wants to promote you, then things are not necessary, and nothing can prevent your promotion.
If God wants to demote you, then things cannot prevent it. If God demotes, then you will be demoted.
Regardless of who you are or what you are, you are not promoted unless God promotes you, meaning you will go nowhere, unless God allows it. And God can allow something, or God can will it to be, and there is a huge difference between the two.
Sin is here and God allows it to run its course, so all can see that it will go nowhere. But if God wills something, then that is the best of all worlds, because He proactively promotes something and it is done.
So, pursue your spiritual life first, and then everything else will take care of itself, because God directs it all.
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