Bible Study & Devotional Day 27
Trust is assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something in which one places confidence. Trust is the dependence on something future or contingent.
Exodus 5:9 “Let heavier work be laid on the men that they may labor at it and pay no regard to [their God’s] lying words.”
Isn’t that just like the enemy? Whew! Take your attention off of God’s truth and focus on the worldly wealth of the world. How can we trust a system that will increase the burden to satisfy its ego?
If you have ever felt personally attacked, can you trust who will answer your cry for comfort? In Psalm 22, King David is lamenting and cries out to God for comfort as he flees from his son Absolom. David’s dependence on God for his survival both mentally and physically is a lesson for us.
Throughout today’s assigned reading, we watch varying degrees of trust. First, Moses, in Exodus 4:10 he argues with God about His decision. We realize that Moses is insecure and does not feel equipped to lead. However, Yahweh, our God, continues to speak life over Moses and provides him with a helper. Someone to proclaim God’s command while giving Moses the encouragement he needs to complete his purpose.
In Matthew 18:3, Jesus teaches His disciples to trust and be vulnerable like children. We are to lead by Christ’s example and not become stumbling blocks to those who want to grow in understanding.
We can trust God to find the lost (one who veered off the path)and bring him safely home.
Who will you trust?
Trust in Review! Here are some verses we have read:
Psalm 4:5 Offer right sacrifices and put your trust in the Lord.
Psalm 9:10 And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.
Psalm 13:5 But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
Psalm 22:4 In you our fathers trusted; they trusted, and you delivered them.
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.
Matthew 6:25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?
This devotional was submitted by Torrie Slaughter, the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan
Exodus 4:1-5:21, Matthew 18:1-20, Psalm 22:19-31, Proverbs 5:15-21
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