Thursday, December 9, 2010

I Will Trust in the Lord!

Trust is defined by Webster as "Reliance or something in which confidence is placed; it is a person who or thing that people place confidence or faith in."

It matters what we put our trust in. If your about to fall off a cliff and someone desiring to save you says "Grab ahold to my rope!" and you clearly see that "rope" is made of Cottonelle Tissue, while another says "Grab onto me!" and you see he's supported by a secure line, hopefully common sense would move you to grab onto something that's secure because it matters what you put your trust in. The above example is similar to the Biblical view of placing trust in man vs God. It says it like this in the Psalms 20:7-8
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God. They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.
Surely anyone can see the clear result from trusting in God over anything else. Here's my point: so often Left-wing representatives make the point about having and distributing money for unemployment, and while the temporary use of unemployment is important for people who recently loss jobs, it is still up to the individual to make the best of the hand that's dealt. Living off of unemployment or even welfare, should not be an option or the intention of those who, under extreme and dire circumstances, enroll in them. We are not to look to man as our ultimate source of supply. This goes for your job as well. The Bible admonishes us not to put our total trust in man but to do depend on God and that God, Jehovah Jireh, will provide for us. While others trust in chariots I will rather remember the name of the Lord.

  • Psalm 5:11 "Let all those that put their trust in thee (God) rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them"
    • When we put our trust in God we can expect that He will watch over us and defend us. He will protect us from ruin and decay. When we do things God's way we'll be protected from poverty!
  • Psalm 9:9-10 "The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
    • How beautiful is that?! Knowing His name leads to trusting in His name which cause Him to be a refuge in times of trouble! What does it mean to know His name? It means to know of His nature, character, and law; if an individual learns about the nature of God's omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence or His holiness, goodness, and grace, or his promises, commandments and statutes, it won't be hard to place your total trust in Him because you should be convinced that God is God and that He will do what He said.
  • Psalm 118:8-9 "It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes."
    • Yes, this is talking about man and government. Government is put in place to protect the God-given rights of the people not to be paying my bills or concerned about the socks I put on. Government has its place and God has His and one is supposed to be trusted more than the other.
I don't know about you but I will TRUST in the LORD!

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