Devotionals by Bayless Conley

 

Whom Do You Trust?

In Psalm 118:8-9, we are told this,

It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.  It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.

There are a lot of applications to this passage, but let me talk to you about just one.  And that is this:  You do not want to trust the state of your eternal soul to any man.

Ma'am, maybe your husband prays.  Maybe he has a "real deal" relationship with God.  Do not expect that to gain you any merit or to somehow get you to heaven.  You have to have a relationship with the Lord yourself.

Sir, perhaps you have a praying wife.  She is on fire for God.  Do not expect that to get you a seat at the marriage supper of the Lamb.  You must be born again.  You have to be trusting in the Lord yourself.  You have to have your own living, breathing, walking, talking, relationship with the Savior, or you will not get in!

When I was in my early twenties, there was a plethora of gurus and eastern mystics people were following.  Some of my friends gave up all of their earthly possessions and became disciples of certain "holy" men.

But you know what?  If you follow a man, when he perishes, you will perish just like him.  Psalm 146:3-4 says,

Do not put your trust in princes, nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help.  His spirit departs, he returns to his earth; in that very day his plans perish.

If you put your trust in men, you will perish just like they do.  But if you put your trust in God through His Son, Jesus Christ, you will gain eternal life.

Put your trust in God alone!


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