Read: II Samuel 24; Judges 7:1-8
Nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few. I Samuel 14:6
I ﬁnd it very interesting when professional baseball teams, which have no salary cap, pay millions of dollars to get the best players so they can win the championship. Sometimes what the owner is trusting in does not always deliver. David insisted on taking a census of his army. His reason for doing this was to be able to glory and to trust in the size of his army rather than in God. He angered God and the nation had to pay the consequences. Our tendency as people is to trust in that which is visible and tangible instead of in God. Related to this, when we do experience success, we attribute it to factors other than God. While, on one hand, God may work through people, money, strategy, etc. to bring about successes or victories of various kinds, it is ultimately in His hands and He deserves the glory for it. An example of this is recorded in Judges 7:1-8 where God told Gideon to reduce the size of his army. God wanted them to know the victory was because of His strength not theirs. I am reminded of an illustration that I once saw of two people, who were about to walk on ice. One had lots of faith on thin ice while the other had a small amount of faith on much thicker ice. The point was this: The object of faith is of much greater importance than the amount of faith. A small amount of faith in a great God that we cannot see, results in far greater things than lots of faith in tangible substitutes for God. What is the object of your trust?