Trust in Self

Proverbs 3: 5-6 states: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your path.” To complete this thought add Psalm 146:3-4, “Do not put your trust in princes (smart humans), in mortal men, who cannot save. When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing.”

Recently, a Christian minister interviewed an atheist. The atheist insisted that he knew nothing about God or the here after, neither did the clergy. The cleric’s argument, regarding the advantage of faith, was to no avail. If we lean on our understanding, then both men were correct. But a Christian does not lean on what he or she knows but in whom they trust. The one we trust is Jesus the Christ and He claimed that He came from the Creator and that no man knows what He knew regarding God, creation and eternity (John 6:35-59). Our knowledge and understanding ends with death, but our trust continues in eternity. It is only our body that stays behind while our spirits soar back to the Creator.

In addition, to Christ, we have the marvel of creation, miracles, divine disclosures of principles and predictions of historical events beyond the human ability to fathom. The heavens do declare the glory of God (Ps.19: 1) and His wonders have stunned the world (Exodus 4:21; Psalm 78:11). Despite divine intervention, man did not believe (Psalm 78:32; John 10:38). But why do we not see God intervening today? He is intervening by postponing judgment on us. He lingers in His mercy to give us a chance to repent of our sins (II Peter 3:9). God has a purpose for us and that is why He keeps some of us around (Ephesians 2:10). To keep me alive, four instances point beyond human capability. The fact that I am bloging is a miracle in itself. That is why I trust in the Lord and not in human opinion.