The 140 BHP is cheaper but the 160 has more power if you’re going to be towing or carrying a load. You don’t want to be struggling half way up that hill. You’re going to want a bit of something under the bonnet to get you out of some situations.
‘Brake Horse Power’ defines the effective power of an engine to move a vehicle.
‘Horse power’ is defined as ‘an imperial unit of power equal to 550 foot-pounds per second (about 750 watts)’ The term is attributed to 18th century Scottish engineer James Watt who wanted to compare the output of steam engines to the power of draft horses.
Basically, the more horses, the more power!
Interesting then our reading last Sunday from Psalm 33:
‘A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save. But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear Him, and on those whose hope is in His unfailing love…In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name.’
Horse power is useful but limited. We need something stronger for the big stuff of life. Help from way beyond our own resources.
For the most vital thing of all, salvation, we need the kind, watchful provision of Almighty God. Old Testament writers like David were too respectful to say God’s name aloud, referring instead to ‘the Lord’. But since the ‘new covenant’ established by God’s Son, Christians have been given a name by which we may joyfully approach God and prayerfully trust for all the grace and power we need.