Who Is Invincible?

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries1 Minutes

In the months prior to the beginning of World War II, the consensus of international leaders was that the French army was the world’s most powerful force. As a result, many did not feel that the Nazis would attack that nation.

But the Nazis surprised many by launching an assault in May 1940. The world was shocked, as France was defeated within six weeks. People wondered how this had happened.

Following the war’s conclusion, the French parliament created an investigation committee to explore this issue. They concluded that one reason for the defeat was the excessive confidence the French army had in its own ability: “The general staff, convinced of its infallibility, made the defense of its prejudices and prerogatives the essence of its action.”

The Bible warns us against this kind of misplaced confidence. We can depend on many people and things: armies and weapons, resources and leaders. But the Bible reminds us that all things are flawed and imperfect.

David wrote that “some trust in chariots, and some in horses” but, ultimately, all these people will bow down and fall. Only those who trust in God will emerge victorious. Only God provides perfect protection, perfect peace, and perfect victory. As David said, “We will remember the name of the Lord our God.”

Humble yourself before God. Put aside all pride. Focus on Him. Be sure to put your confidence completely in Him.