Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Learning

sometimes you realize that you believe something you didn't know you believe. For instance, i discovered this week that i grew up believing that i could trust people. i trusted my parents, siblings, my husband, and i was teaching my children to trust me. all sounds good right? well, Jeremiah 9:4 says " Let everyone beware of his neighbor, and put no trust in any brother, for every brother is a deceiver, and every neighbor goes about as a slanderer. " and
Mic 7:5 "Put no trust in a neighbor; have no confidence in a friend; guard the doors of your mouth from her who lies in your arms..."
Psa 118:8 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.
The Bible teaches us that the only good and righteous thing in us is Christ- without Him we are scum! So to trust someone is just foolishness- we trust Christ- and we must expect that our spouse, parents, children are going to screw up! They are going to let us down. If we maintain trust in people rather than God then we will end up with a very disappointed outlook on life. Man will always let you down. That is because of our sinfullness. Just some thoughts...

4 comments:

Freedom in the Dance said...

Interesting...what brought on these thoughts?

Rachael said...

our counceling session on monday night. good stuff!

Freedom in the Dance said...

hm...Please clue me in...cuz I think there's a balance to it all...yes, man does mess up, but if truth isn't the foundation of a relationship and that would include trust, and as your dad says, God is at work in us and we can trust that He will work in us and that's all he's got! That's what he said, so I wrote it like you write what Hailey says...every word...that was soooo funny.
I love you, girl...good nite.
your mommy.

Rachael said...

right- trust that He will work in us...we don't trust in a person though- whose heart is wicked-
Jer 17:9 "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?" The only truth we have in us is from Christ- He is the only good thing in us...so without Him there is no truth and there is no trust. The only trust we can have is in Christ. To trust in man is foolishness. Psa 118:8 "It is better to trust in Jehovah than to trust in man."