Psalm 33:16 A king is not saved by a large army; a warrior will not be rescued by great strength.
Psalm 33:17 The horse is a false hope for safety; it provides no escape by its great power.
Psalm 33:18 But notice, Yahveh keeps his eye on those who fear him – those who depend on his covenant faithfulness
Psalm 33:19 to rescue their soul from death and to keep them alive during famine.
Depending on God’s covenant faithfulness makes sense because those who have depended on other things have learned that being part of a large army, having great strength, or even a good horse – none of these things can be depended on when death or famine comes calling.
Lord, we choose to depend on your covenant faithfulness!