Wednesday, April 9, 2008

A Wednesday Word: making wednesday worthwhile

trust (trŭst) n.
Firm reliance on the integrity, ability, or character of a person or thing.

I've been reading the book of Acts. And in Acts there's an amazing, jaw-dropping, UNREAL - almost unbelievable conversion. Saul becomes Paul! Saul was a murder. He was an enemy. He was passionate about his cause - though it was wrong. One day, he's blinded and when he regains his sight, he gains his SIGHT! I mean, there is a complete 180! He becomes one of those he persecuted. And for a bit, followers of Jesus weren't sure that he could be trusted. Until of course, he shared his passion about the gospel.


There is a reason why the scriptures are flooded with words like (and this is just from the psalms, but seriously it's all over):
Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save.
Psalm 146:3
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.
Psalm 118:8
We have the tendancy to put our hearts out there - I mean, not even romantically speaking - you put your heart out there only to find out that this person was not what you thought. And your world is messed up for a bit, because you can't find which way is up. When all along we're told - it's better to trust in God, than man.

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