It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes (Psalm 118:8, 9).
When you think of the word trust, what comes to mind? Where is your trust? Is this question pertaining to a financial account? No. As humans we are trusting in someone or something. We can trust in ourselves, others, or things. Or, we can trust in God.
The book of Proverbs contains practical wisdom for living. Let’s look at some selected proverbs addressing trust from The New American Standard Bible.
- Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight (Proverb 3:5, 6).
- He who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like the green leaf (Proverb 11:28).
- He who gives attention to the word will find good, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD (Proverb 16:20).
- An arrogant man stirs up strife, but he who trusts in the LORD will prosper (Proverb 28:25).
- He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, but he who walks wisely will be delivered (Proverb 28:26).
- The fear of man brings a snare, but he who trusts in the LORD will be exalted (Proverb 29:25).
In these verses, along with others, the Bible reveals to us that people and things do not provide the genuine trust we need. True trust, permanent trust, comes only when we trust in the God of the Bible.
Pastor Cecil Price