My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths (Proverbs 3:1-6).
Today's Morsel: Have you ever had to deal with the trust factor? In every life, we seem to run into that wall called “Trust.” We are taught at an early age to not trust everyone. And so we run into that wall whether we will trust people or not. This is especially true if we have ever been done wrong, and I think we all have been at one time or another. If someone says something we do not like; they mistreat us, lie on us, backstab us, never invite us to be with them, they cheat on us, or they promise they will do something for us and they don’t come through, we run into the trust factor. When I conduct a faith Promise service (this is where people pledge money for missions), I ask the people, "Can God trust you with money?" Some said yes while others don't fill out a slip, and so I take that as a no. No, God can’t trust them with money. Because Faith Promise says, "I don't have it, but God will provide it." So I ask you today, just what can God trust you with? Can He trust you with the Gospel? Can He trust you with His power and authority? Can He trust you with His people? Can He trust you with His gifts? Can He trust you with His Spirit? What can He trust you with? Can He trust you with you? You see, that trust factor is always going to be there because human beings are going to do you wrong. I’m sure there have been those who have told you of someone you can't trust. And the reason they tell you that is that they don't want you to fall into the same trap that they did and get hurt. Good friends will do that for you. But deep within each of us, even though we are told such things, we still want to give the person a chance to prove that what was told us isn't true. Solomon tell us, "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding." You see, trusting God is not like trusting man. Man will fail you, but God will not fail you. When we trust God with all our being, it brings us into a relationship with Him that no matter what comes our way, we know that God has our best interest at heart.
Sing: Now know I that the LORD saves His anointed; He will hear him from His holy heaven, with the saving strength of His right hand, they are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses, but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. Some trust in chariots, and some in horses, but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.