Sunday, 26 February 2017

It is better to trust in the Lord

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. – Psalm 118.8-9

It can be so easy to misplace our trust. It is really easy to trust in our stuff. It is easy to trust our bank accounts. It is obviously very easy to put our trust in  leaders or governments. There is no shortage of things we can trust.

Here though David deals with putting our trust in others. I suspect he does that because we are so tempted to to trust other men and even easier to trust those in authority. We all are drawn to trust government leaders.

But God makes it clear – it is better to trust God than man. Indeed, it is better to trust in the Lord than in our government leaders.

Sometimes we can live like the most important thing in the world is how the next election is going to win. We can think our entire future rests on who the next taoiseach or prime minister or premier or president is going to be. If our choice loses we think it is the end of the world and if our choice wins we think everything is going to be fine.

But the reality is that it really doesn’t matter in the long run. It may make our temporary circumstances better or worse, but when it comes to eternity all that matters is that we trust God.

So let us keep our eyes on Him and our reliance on who He is. None of the rest of it really matters to the citizens of heaven.

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