Misplaced Trust

Posted: June 28, 2011 in Encouragement

Here’s a cool post about trust from The Village Church (Dallas). You can find it and other cool things at the church’s high school group blog. http://fm.thevillagechurch.net/blog/high_school/. enjoy.

“Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool…” Proverbs 28:26

In a day of the popular notion to “believe in the power of you” the Scriptures identify this as a problem, not a solution. Many would say the answers are found inside of yourself, when the Bible would say that looking to ourselves is really what caused the mess. And although some would identify this as low self-esteem, knowledge and wisdom actually start with turning our eyes away from self and humbly throwing ourselves before the feet of our Creator.

All throughout the Scriptures, you see that the problem people continually fall into is that they despise The Lord’s instruction, and instead lean on their own understanding. As the prophet Isaiah says, they “are wise in their own eyes and shrewd in their own sight.” The reality is, apart from the God who made us, we have no idea what we’re doing. Claiming to be wise, we became fools, which led us to trade in the God of the universe for a million different things, in attempts to satisfy our easy-to-please souls. We all may choose different types of poison, but again, the root problem is our sin of forsaking The King for self.

How amazing it is though, that this same King would remove His robes and be humble enough to come down and die on a tree for the treason of traitors. Christ, the wisdom of God, was crucified and raised again to pay for the foolishness of men. To those who accept God’s terms of peace through the Son, God writes his laws and ways on our hearts and minds and leads us back into the worship of Him we were made for. May we be a people who do not trust in ourselves, but instead only rest confidently in our Creator. May we be a people who seek life in the Lord, and, in doing so, joyfully find that His commandments are not burdensome. May we be a people who are hard to please, who accept nothing less than the best, Jesus Christ Himself.

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