“He who trusts in the Lord will be prospered…He who trusts in his own heart is a fool.” Proverbs 28:25,26
It’s interesting to note that the contrast between trusting God vs. trusting man is repeated in the Bible by several writers. In very different circumstances and times, we see the following:
The Psalmist David wrote in Psalm 20:7,8: “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the LORD our God. They have bowed down and fallen; But we have risen and stand upright.”
An anonymous author of Psalm 118:8 wrote: “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.”
The prophet Isaiah wrote of the plight of those who trust in man instead of the Lord in Isaiah 31:1-3, summing it up this way in verse 3: “Both he who helps will fall, and he who is helped will fall down…”
In Jeremiah 17:5 and 7, the prophet penned: “Thus says the LORD: ‘Cursed is the man who trusts in man Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, and whose hope is the LORD…’”
We understand the truth: trusting in our own selves or in others is foolish. Trusting God is always the best option. Let’s trust only in Him!
Prayer: Lord, we thank you for being trustworthy, and know that trusting you is always the best plan. Let our trust be in you 100%. Amen!