The king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength. The war horse is a false hope for salvation, and by its great might it cannot rescue. (ESV) Psalms 33:16
Nosh: Success has a tendency to produce a sense of pride and self-reliance to the exclusion of God. Hope or confidence that is not founded in God, that is instead centered on our own gifting’s and efforts, is the definition of false hope and will often end in disappointment and failure. Every day I try to remind myself that whatever successes I have in life come from God and He deserves the credit and thanks for each one of them.