Good morning everyone:
“Trust no one” was the message I came away with from a parent orientation at UWM. The faculty representative stressed to the new freshman class that they should question everything they had ever learned in order to find out for themselves what was real truth for them. He urged them to be inquisitive, study hard, and promised that then their college years would be well worth the time and expense. What he said makes a lot of sense to our human minds and fits with much of what we experience. How many times has your trust in someone been disappointed? Even those we trust the most can let us down or take advantage of our trust.
But trusting no one puts a huge burden on oneself, doesn’t it? If I question everybody and trust no one’s word, that means I become the ultimate judge of what is right and true and what isn’t. Would you want to put that kind of confidence in yourself? All of us are fallible, sinful people. None of us “knows it all.” We don’t even come close. Even when we’re positive we have something right, it can turn out we’re wrong. In spiritual matters of eternal life and death, by nature we always get it wrong.
So in a world where everyone is sinful and therefore by nature “untrustworthy,” whom can we trust? Instead of “trusting no one,” “trust One,” the One who is holy and has no sin, the One who loves all people with an everlasting love, the One who sent His Son to take our sin upon Himself and die that we might have life to the full.
The Lord assures us that His Word is absolutely true from cover-to-cover. “All Scripture is God-breathed” (2 Tim. 3:15). It doesn’t become obsolete like a two-year-old cell phone. “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away” (Matt. 24:35). That Word reveals Jesus as the only Savior from sin and death. “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ. And so through him the ‘Amen’ is spoken by us to the glory of God” (2 Cor. 1:20).
Trust in people may be misplaced, abused, or disappointed. But trust in the Lord never is. Can you think of a single time when the Lord let you down by going back on a promise? Looking for the truth? Look to Him. Even though we fail Him often, He will never fail us. You can entrust everything to Him: today, tomorrow, your work, sicknesses, your family and other relationships, your eternal future, and you will never be disappointed!
Tomorrow’s sermon text (Gen. 12:1-9) is the account of God’s call to Abram and the response of Abram’s faith. May the Lord grant us that same trust!
Tomorrow’s Bible class will continue our study of Isaiah with chapter 9.
The public school confirmation class will meet at 12:15 p.m.
Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour tonight.