Saturday, July 18th
Who Do You Trust?
Trust. A five-letter word that seems like such a simple thing, yet when put into action, it can be one of the hardest things a person can do. In a world that is filled with empty promises and false teaching, how do we know what or whom we can trust anymore?
When we read 2 Timothy 2:11, where Paul talks about a trustworthy statement, how do we know this to be true? How do we know we can trust the words that Paul wrote? What we need to look at first and foremost is not just the words that are written, but instead look at who inspired Paul to write these words. In 2 Timothy 3:16 we read, “All scripture is inspired by God.” Isaiah 40:8 helps us understand that truth more as we read, “..the Word of the God stands forever.” Our culture is constantly changing, but God is the one thing that remains constant. When we finally and firmly grasp onto this truth, it grows our faith and trust in God and His Word. God is eternal and unchanging. As it says in 2 Peter 1:20, “No prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation.” The Word that God breathed out, through “men moved by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:21) is just as unchanging and sure in uncertain times.
As believers, how do we apply this to our lives today? What do we do when co-workers, friends, or family tell us that the Word of God can’t be trusted? I believe that when we put our trust in the One who has called us according to His purpose (2 Timothy 1:9), we have the assurance that every word that has been inspired by our Heavenly Father is trustworthy and true.
Can you think of a time in your life when you were confronted by individuals who told you that the Word of God isn’t true. Maybe they questioned you for putting your trust in someone you can’t see? How did you respond? Maybe their questions caused you to begin to doubt? How can we meet that challenge? How would you encourage fellow believers to be stand firm and guard the treasure that has been entrusted to us?