Psalm 62:1-2 “To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David. Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.”
Deceitfulness, misrepresentation, and fear will cause us to hold our judgment on situations, circumstances, and people. Something that once was a definite ‘go-to’ no longer can be trusted. Those in which we’ve placed confidence betrayed that trust.
Throughout our history and our cultures, the betrayal of trust has made skeptics of us all.
Can we trust our news media to deliver accurate, factual reports without bias?
Can we have faith that the textbooks used to teach our children will contain factual accounts of history?
Shall we trust our politicians and governments to follow through and deliver on promises made during a campaign?
What of the commentaries and even the different versions of the Bible? Who is right, and where shall we place our hope and trust?
Everyone reading has had at least one instance where we’ve trusted and disappointed. God’s Word tells us that our Creator, the Sovereign God of Heaven, is the only One worthy of our complete faith and trust.
Psalm 62:6 “He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.”
Placing our faith and trust in one sole source can be unsettling. What if they fail to deliver on their promises? What if there is a change of plans? What happens when nothing happens? We question and doubt, which brings fear.
With man, there is a level of risk we take every time we trust another human being.
But God tells us in His Word that He can be trusted to come through on His promises every time.
1 Kings 8:56 “Blessed be the LORD, that hath given rest unto his people Israel, according to all that he promised: there hath not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant.”
God is no respecter of persons. He will not do for one and not the other. He does place conditions on how His promises fulfilled.
Malachi 3:10-11 “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts.”
If I give as commanded, God promises I will not lack, nor will it diminish.
I cannot place my trust in a man who is unemployed to promise me comforts and possessions he could not possibly deliver. Nor should trust anyone but God to deliver on His promise of salvation. He alone has the power to save.
Psalm 62:11-12 “God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God. Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.”
John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
Salvation is through Jesus Christ alone.
Not Jesus and my good works.
Not Jesus and my baptism.
Not Jesus and my ability to speak in tongues.
It is Jesus alone.
God places a curse on those who would add or detract from God’s Word.
Revelation 22:18-19 “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”
When we are in dire need of help, no other can deliver on their promise like God.
Psalm 118:8 “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.”
When we place our trust in God, He gives confidence no matter what we face.
Psalm 56:11 “In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.”
God allows situations and circumstances to come into our lives to exercise our faith. Whether it is earthly needs, healing, or even strength or power to overcome, God can and will deliver.
He asks that we become a partner with Him in the work He commands us to do.
Matthew 11:28-30 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
As this week comes to a close, and as summer wanes and progresses into fall, may we renew our faith and trust in the God of Heaven to do as He has promised. We find the phrase “Thus saith the Lord” 413 times in the Bible.
Each comes directly from our Heavenly Father.
Each bears His seal of approval.
His impeccable track record backs each claim that He will keep His promises.
God is faithful.
He never changes.
Malachi 3:6 “For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.”
Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”
Only God is worthy of our complete faith and trust.
Only God is worthy of our best.