Thursday, November 10, 2016
If God’s Word is inspired then it should be obvious that every written word is important. Too often, bible readers pass by the words so quickly that they sometimes fail to get the complete meaning of the message. One example is a favorite verse of many, Proverbs 3:5, which reads: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”Mere trusting in God 10s not enough; we must trust Him with all our heart.
I was recently reminded of the difference between trusting, and trusting with all our heart. Ever since my heart procedure of a few years ago, I have adopted the practice of taking my readings every night before I go to bed. I have informed my PCP that on occasions my readings get to an alarmingly low level and he suggested that when that happens, I may forego my blood pressure meds for a day or two, or at least until my numbers get back to normal. Well, recently, my numbers went down so low, I skipped taking them for several days. Low readings concern me more than the high ones. Visiting my sister later, I saw a blood pressure monitor on her kitchen table and took a reading with it to see how it compared to my low numbers at home. To my shock, the numbers were alarmingly high. After checking several other monitors, it became apparent that mine was the faulty one. To make a long story short, I had put myself in danger by trusting in my monitor more than I should have.
This was a perfect example of the danger in trusting in something or someone, other than God, with all our heart. He is the only One who merits that kind of trust. By all means, continue trusting in others, especially those who have been trustworthy in the past. Should one of these fail you for whatever reason one day, please realize that they, just like you, are human and are prone to error. Don’t give up on them should they should slip up every now and then. Continue to love and trust them. Realize that if they love you, they will always have your best interests in mind. When it comes to God, however, you can always trust Him withall your heart. With Him, you can be totally assured that He will never fail you.
God’s word for today: (Psalms 5:11) “But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name Be joyful in You.”