TOPIC: VAIN IS THE HELP OF MAN
TEXT: PSALM 60:11
''Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man''
Looking unto man for help is as if a man believes he can walk on a spiderwebs; man is frigile: a little sting from an ant can expire him; a gnat can chock him to death; the foundation of his being is laid on dust(Job 4:19),--he is but a raised dust; a dying thing and a living dead; the breath in his nostril belongs to another, who could ask for it anytime. Is as if man is just held togethher with a very tiny strand, here today and tomorrow he is no more. Would any sane being put the weight of his whole life on a cobwebs? Who is so foolish to traverse the meditaranian sea on horse back! Man is helpless and must rather be pitied than trusted. He is as a vapour that runs away when the sun shows it beams. Vain is any help that comes from man: if he gives you, he reproaches you in his heart and makes you feel as though you are disavantaged. He gives expecting you to make him your god by singing his praises. His words of promises are not to be taken without a pinch of salt: for the foundation or reason for his promises to you may be removed anytime soon. Remember that his poor riches has wings and may fly from him before the day of the perfomance of his promises to you. He may promise to help you whilst the throne and crown are his; but behold, throne, sceptre and crown are not for ever: he may, before fulfilling his promises, be dethroned and cast down upon a dunghill: what help can a scavenger, who seeks his food from refuse dump, gives any? He may be clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously today and tomorrow be in the flame of affliction, begging for a drop of water to cool his dung from a beggar which, before now, was laid at his gate, full of sores, and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from his table in his time of prosperity: this world is a kingdom of mutables, changeling and ebbing wimps! Oh! would you know how dangerous and hateful to God it is to trust mortal man? consider this: The LORD says, “I will put a curse on people who trust in mere human beings, who depend on mere flesh and blood for their strength, and whose hearts have turned away from the LORD. They will be like a shrub in the desert. They will not experience good things even when they happen. It will be as though they were growing in the desert, in a salt land where no one can live. (Jer. 17:5-6) NET