Who Do You Trust?
Jeremiah 17:5–8 ; Malachi 3:10–12
Am I going to live like the world, basically trust in myself, become independent and do my own thing?
Or am I going to live under Christian principles so that God has more of me?
The issue is not your talent, your time, your abilities, or your money.
The issue is - Who do I trust in?
Bible characters who passed the trust test:
- Noah Genesis 7:6 (building of the ark)
- Abraham Genesis 22:1-2 (sacrifice of Isaac)
- Joshua Joshua 5:1 (crossing the Jordan)
- David I Samuel 17:37-39 (fighting Goliath)
Noah trusted in God, not the familiar.
Abraham trusted in God, not personal feelings.
Joshua trusted in God, not methods.
David trusted in God, not man’s armor. * Maxwell
He will provide for us. (v. 10)
In the area I obey God blesses.
In the area I disobey God disciplines.
He will protect us. (v. 11)
Our lives will be attractive to others. (v. 12)
Can I trust Him to fulfill this promise?