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Proverbs 21:31 | The Day of Battle

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Week 45: Proverbs 21:31

The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.

Scripture Memory

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Bible Context

Who?

King Solomon

When?

Early in his reign, after 970 B.C.

Why?

To apply God’s wisdom to daily life.

For whom?

Israelites (The Jewish People).

Word Studies

The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.

Prepared | כּוּן

kûn

Pronunciation: koon

Definition:

  • to be established, be fastened
  • to be prepared, be ready

Translations:

  • prepare 85x
  • establish 58x
  • ready 17x
  • stablish 5x

Battle | מִלְחָמָה

milḥāmâ

Pronunciation: mil-khaw-maw'

Definition:

  • battle, war

Translations:

  • war 158x
  • battle 151x
  • fight 5x

Safety | תְּשׁוּעָה

tᵊšûʿâ

Pronunciation: tesh-oo-aw'

Definition:

  • salvation
  • deliverance (usually by God through human agency)

Translations:

  • salvation 17x
  • deliverance 5x
  • help 5x
  • safety 4x

Paraphrase

The horse is [established, ready] against the day of [war]: but [deliverance] is of the LORD.

Bible Cross References

Isaiah 31:1

Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!

Psalm 3:8

Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.

Psalm 20:7

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

Reflections

About God

The only one who can deliver me from a situation is God – the same one who allowed me to be put in it. 

About Self

It is good to prepare for situations in my life, but not to trust in my own preparations. Only God has the ability to direct and control the outcomes.

Questions to Ask Myself

  • Where am I relying on my own preparations instead of relying on God? This often looks like worry, anxiety, and fear.

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