Sep 18, 2012

Trust in the lord completely

(Ps 118:8) It is better to trust and take refuge in the Lord than to put confidence in man.
(Ps 118:9) It is better to trust and take refuge in the Lord than to put confidence in princes.

Praise the lord! The psalmist was inspired by the Holy Spirit to say a divine principle through these verses. When you are in a situation where you can trust God or Man – choose wisely and trust the lord always. We (as believers and redeemed) are not meant to look to human hands for comfort or solutions to our problems. The lord underscores this by repeating – don’t even trust in princes though they appear to have much more power than normal men.

In Micah, the Holy Spirit says; even not to trust your own (relatives or friends)
(Mic 7:5) Trust not in a neighbor; put no confidence in a friend. Keep the doors of your mouth from her who lies in your bosom
(Mic 7:6) For the son dishonors the father, the daughter rises up against her mother, the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law--a man's enemies are the men (members) of his own house.
(Mic 7:7) But as for me, I will look to the Lord and confident in Him I will keep watch; I will wait with hope and expectancy for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.

How true it is, how often have we faced a disappointment because of our misplaced trust in man?! But a man who trusts the lord will NEVER be disappointed. As it says in Romans,
(Rom 10:11) For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

Often we tend to adopt worldly ways of getting something done – sometimes we think money can do a lot of things, and solve many problems. In Isaiah the lord equates Egypt to the world system or money or your worldly masters or anything which is not spiritual and talks about the fate of a man who will rely on Egypt.
(Isa 36:6) Behold, you trust in the staff of this bruised and broken reed, Egypt, which will pierce the hand of any man who leans on it. So is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust and rely on him.

The principle of God is to accomplish things by the spirit of God, and not by might or power.
(Zech 4:6) Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This [is] the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.

The message of the lord is clear – Trust him with all your heart – he rewards those who diligently seek him. Will you pray to God to strengthen you, to cause you to trust in him completely ? God bless!

Praise the lord Jesus Christ!