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Psalm 20, Chariots 'n Horses

Key Verse

Some take pride in chariots, and some in horses,
but our pride is in the name of the Lord our God.
— Psalm 20:7

RCL Daily Devotion for Tuesday, April 9, 2019

RCL Daily Devotions written by Daniel D. Maurer from RCL Worship Resources (see more).

People are usually surprised when I inform them that I had been a pastor for over a decade. “You don’t look it,” they say.

What’s a pastor supposed to look like, anyway?

I suppose they see the tattoos on my forearms and my desire to wear hip clothing and my manner of speaking and think, pastor?


But I have to say that although I’m glad I don’t serve God in that capacity anymore, that it still remains a challenge for me to place God first in my life. It’s easy to place other priorities higher.

Take cars, for instance.

Like most red-blooded, American, cis-gendered heterosexual males (alright, it’s a stereotype), I LOVE looking at cars. There’s something so quintessentially sexy and enthralling about new cars. Especially fast, sexy ones.

Fascinating, isn’t it, when you consider that thousands of years ago, people were gawking at chariots and finely-bred horses?

The technology has changed, but the human condition certainly hasn’t!

God, grant me the wisdom to place you first in my life. Remind me that your work is just as exciting and engrossing as what the world thinks of as important. Amen.

Finish devotion with short prayer written in the first person or a thoughtful question for your readers.


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