Would you say a patient who refused to take the medicine his or her doctor prescribed really trusted the physician? If someone went to an attorney, but refused to follow the lawyer's advice, would you say that person trusted the attorney? I think not.
Of course, there are sometimes good reasons not to trust a physician or a lawyer. They are fallen, finite, fallible human beings. They can be wrong. They can have an agenda which is contrary to your best interests. But is there any good reason why you should not trust GOD? Has GOD not proved HIMSELF worthy of full confidence repeatedly? How can you not Trust HIM after Calvary? After HE came to this world robed in flesh to die upon a cross for you and for me?
The problem is that we hate to give up our own sovereignty over our lives. Although we have repeatedly shown that we cannot trust ourselves and do not know how to make our lives run as they should, we hang onto the throne of our own lives with all our might! We would rather trust in the self who has broken countless promises and failed repeatedly than the Savior WHO Loves us and gave HIMSELF a Living Sacrifice for us. We want to be our own lord rather than bow our knee to the LORD our GOD, JESUS CHRIST. What madness!
It is crunch time people! Will you continue to lean on the broken and chaotic post of self which has brought you nothing but grief, or will you Trust in The Rock—JESUS CHRIST, our LORD & SAVIOR? Will you entrust your life into those hands that were pierced so the Hope of Salvation could be offered to you? Will you turn your life and your will over to HIM today and continue doing so as long as you live?
Dear Heavenly FATHER, Please forgive me for looking to self, and to others, instead of to YOU as the One, True Living GOD. Thank YOU, that The Blood cleanses me from the sin of my unbelief as I lay down the arms of my rebellion against YOU and YOUR Will. Give me the Faith LORD JESUS, to trust YOU ever more completely with each new day. Thank YOU for all that YOU are and all that YOU provide. I Praise YOU! I Glorify YOU! I Lift YOUR Name on High! I Pray to YOU, JESUS, in YOUR Holy and Precious Name. Amen.
Reading Joshua 24:1-18 this morning….