Did you know that the Bible tells us that it’s far better to trust in the Lord than to put our trust in any human being—no matter who they are? Let’s turn to the Bible.
Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart departs from the Lord. For he shall be like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see when good comes, but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land which is not inhabited. (Jer 17:5-6)
This passage warns us that a person who trusts in a human being rather than trusting in God, has departed from the Lord! It also clearly says that such a person will be like a parched shrub in a desert who couldn’t recognize good when he saw it. Furthermore, it forecasts that this unbeliever will continue to live alone in the wilderness. What a bleak prospect for anyone!
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. (Ps 118:8-9) Not even princes or kings should be trusted in preference to the Lord. God is the only Being who is truly good and who has ultimate, unending power.
Do not trust in a friend; do not put your confidence in a companion; guard the doors of your mouth from her who lies in your bosom. For son dishonors father, daughter rises against her mother, daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; a man’s enemies are the men of his own household. Therefore I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me. (Mic 7:5-7) This passage even counsels us to distrust our own loved ones before we would distrust God. It further advises us to wait for God’s salvation, knowing that God always hears our prayers.
These are very serious admonitions which we should heed if we want to be true followers of Jesus Christ. May God continue to give us wisdom and insight into His Word. A day-by-day trust in the Lord that is constant and unwavering will grow our faith and our relationship with the Lord who loves each one of us! Hurray!
God is always working in the world. He loves to do a “new thing”!
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. (Isa 43:19)
Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them. (Isa 42:9)
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (2 Cor 5:17)
. . . to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel. (Heb 12:24)
God’s new thing will ALWAYS be better than anything that has gone before. When His plans for one of His people changes, the reason is to improve the plan!
Our God is a God of love, mercy and truth. He is patient and full of goodness. God is eternal, self-sufficient, all-powerful and He never changes! We must learn the nature of our God, and once we do, our faith in Him will be deepened and secure.
Since God knows everything, we can trust that His new thing will also serve the best interests of everyone concerned. Get on board with God’s new thing!
. . . and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ. (1 Cor 10:4)
At the beginning of the children of Israel’s forty-year wanderings through the wilderness, God commanded Moses to strike the rock so that the thirst-quenching waters might be miraculously provided (Exodus 17:6). At the end of the forty years (Numbers 20:11), Moses struck the rock in disobedience to God’s command simply to “speak to the rock” for its refreshing water.
The apostle Paul is reminding us in the above text that the reason they received physical water was because their spiritual Rock, Christ, had been with them, supplying their needs from start to finish.
The first rock in Exodus 17:6 is a beautiful type of the Lord Jesus Christ being smitten once on the cross, producing life-giving waters of salvation for us. The second rock (Numbers 20:11) is a type of the risen, ascended Christ, who is seated at the throne of grace, to whom we now, as believers, but speak, in order to receive daily, fresh grace. (Source: http://www.icr.org/article/that-rock-was-christ/)
We need to remember that our Savior, Jesus, has been with us from the very beginning! He doesn’t leave us—He doesn’t forget us!
We must “drink” from His life, love, and compassion daily. We want to follow His example of love for all people, and avail ourselves of His abundant grace continuously.
He is our Rock and He always lives to intercede for us. (Heb 7;25)