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Can I Really Trust Anybody?

Uncle Oscar was apprehensive about his first airplane ride. His friends, eager to hear how it went, asked if he enjoyed the flight. “Well,” commented Uncle Oscar, “it wasn’t as bad as I thought it might be, but I’ll tell you this. I never did put all my weight down!”

Perhaps we need to trust in God alone and not rely on man, and never really put all our weight on what people say.  Man, in his fallen condition is a reprobate at best.  When Christ comes into your heart a change must take place and that results in life change.  But does it?  We live in a very humanistic world that has made up it’s own rules about what Godliness is and isn’t.   This humanistic way of living has become the norm in many Christian’s lives and their desire to be relevant has caused that problem to worsen in the past 40. years.  Righteousness has been put on the shelf and the desire to fulfill our own needs and wants has caused many Christians to live compromised lifestyles that are an offense to what the Bible says.  But we keep reading our Bibles…..We just don’t necessarily live it though.  When we have Bible studies we get the wisdom that can only come from God and that wisdom is meant to translate into action.  But does it?  We have become far too comfortable trusting in what man has to say and far to lax in our lives in the area of serving Christ.  Worldliness is a reality in Christian and non- Christian circles and that worldliness has lowered the standard God’s word has set for each us.

It almost makes me think I can’t trust anybody, saved or not!!   And that lack of being able to trust others is a mark against all that Jesus did to give us the Holy Spirit and the power to live the abundant life.   It all starts when we make God’s Word relative to the situations we are going through.  The purity of the Word is compromised. by those who want to bend the straight arrow teaching of God and in bending it make it fit their impressions and thus their lifestyle.  The end result is a slippery slope of humanistic reasoning based on feelings and impure thoughts from apathetic Christians.  Look what Jeremiah prophesied to the people of his day in Jeremiah 17: 5 Thus says the Lord, “Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind And makes flesh his strength, And whose heart turns away from the Lord.  

Perhaps we are living under that curse right now and we have become as people who are dead and indifferent to the Word of God.  You can always tell when people are guilty of compromise when they reject anyone bringing it to their attention.  The prophet Jeremiah was hated for the message he gave from God to the people, but God compelled him to give it amidst the disobedient crowd.  I really don’t think I can trust anyone but the Lord and His Word.  It is not a slam against anyone, but it is the result of knowing only God is faithful and will remain faithful and true.  I can trust God in all things… So I will.  Here is a little lesson about what Godly, pure love does in 1 Corinthians 13:6 It does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.  If that is a real characteristic of love (and it is) then the kind of trusting love we are to have will have to line up with God’s Word and not man’s.  If you are living your life out of mans’ version of what is right and good, I challenge you to change your perspective and try God’s way on for awhile.  He will teach you how to trust and be trusted.  We can always trust God!

The Pilgrimage continues…

David Warren

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