DATE: May 18, 2019
TEXT: Proverbs 3:5-6 English Standard Version (ESV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
We’ve been together for some time now, so I’m pretty sure you won’t be surprised when I tell you “It’s pretty difficult to find someone you can trust.” You won’t be surprised because life has taught us both the same lesson. It is a lesson which is regularly enforced by examples like…
...the druggist in the eastern part of our country who advertised:
We are the drug store you can patronize with confidence--
Accuracy and experience, our motto.”
Those are pretty bold words to live up to. They would be difficult for any Pharmacist…but they are doubly difficult for someone who had no official training.
Yes, my friends, it’s true It took some time, but eventually it was discovered that the druggist had been fulfilling all those prescriptions withou
Not only was he not an expert pharmacist, he had never even studied pharmacy. It is impossible to guess how many people suffered in health from his inexpert filling of prescriptions.
The trust people had given him had been misplaced.
We’re almost used to that kind of thing, aren’t we? How often haven’t we seen somebody lie to make a sale; or lie to get elected; or lie when they speak of love, or lie to get their way? For many, lying is far, far easier than telling the truth.
Which makes it hard to find someone in whom we can place our confidence.
Today, I wonder, do you have someone you can trust? Do you have somebody you would trust absolutely? Completely? Totally? If so, you are a very blessed individual. If you don’t have such a confidant, you, I’m afraid are one among many.
Which is why, if you are looking around for Someone you can trust, I would like to place before you: Jesus of Nazareth, God’s Son, our Savior. He is One-of-a-kind, an absolutely unique individual, unduplicated in the annals of history.
Jesus has never broken a promise; He has never gone back on His word. When He says He wants to save us, He means it. When He says all who believe on Him as redeeming Savior will be given a permanent place in paradise, you can take it to the bank.
Which means that Jesus is a refreshing breath of fresh air in a world which remains polluted by people who abuse our trust. As Scripture says, “He is the way and the truth.”
THE PRAYER: Dear Lord, You are the Rock, the Foundation upon which I stand. I praise You for Your faithfulness and the fact You never, ever abandon Your people. For that, I thank You in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
The music which introduces and concludes our devotions was written by Guy Baumann. He along with three of his brothers perform on the album: The Baumann Brothers which may be ordered here: http://thebaumannbrothers.com/index.html