Words of Wisdom: Who Can You Trust?
Hallelujah! My soul, praise the Lord. I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing to the Lord as long as I live. Do not trust in nobles, in man, who cannot save. When his breath leaves him, he returns to the ground; on that day his plans die. Happy is the one whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God, the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea and everything in them. He remains faithful forever, executing justice for the exploited and giving food to the hungry. The Lord frees prisoners. The Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord raises up those who are oppressed. The Lord loves the righteous. The Lord protects foreigners and helps the fatherless and the widow, but He frustrates the ways of the wicked. The Lord reigns forever… Psalm 146
When you read through this testimony to the Lord in the life of the psalmist, is this the Lord that resides in your life as well? Is the Lord the only reliable person that you know you can count upon? Even the best intentions of godly friends and family members have limits because none is perfect. We must learn to trust others, just as we should learn to love others, but we realize that deep down even the most faithful and trusting friend or family member will not always be there for us, all the time and forever. Only the Lord can be the recipient of our absolute faith and trust, and only God will always and forever be the One we can count upon in good or bad times.
Does your testimony about your relationship also reveal your witnessing the Lord’s His faithful love as He has provided for, protected and preserved the helpless, hopeless, and the homeless? When no one else rises up to care for those who cannot help themselves, the Lord will always be found. Is this the kind of person you desire to place your trust upon?
Love others as God has commanded us to love, but realize that placing your trust on all those you love in this world has temporal limits, even for the most godly people that you know. Only the Lord is worthy of your love and your trust…
â€œWhat sign then are You going to do so we may see and believe You?â€ they asked. â€œWhat are You going to perform? Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, just as it is written: He gave them bread from heaven to eat.â€ Jesus said to them, â€œ I assure you: Moses didnâ€™t give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the real bread from heaven. For the bread of God is the One who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.â€ Then they said, â€œSir, give us this bread always!â€ â€œI am the bread of life,â€ Jesus told them. â€œNo one who comes to Me will ever be hungry, and no one who believes in Me will ever be thirsty again. But as I told you, youâ€™ve seen Me, and yet you do not believe. Everyone the Father gives Me will come to Me,and the one who comes to Me I will never cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do My will, but the will of Him who sent Me. This is the will of Him who sent Me: that I should lose none of those He has given Me but should raise them up on the last day. For this is the will of My Father: that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.â€ John 6:30-40 (HCSB)