Sunday, September 02, 2012

All about Trust

 9O Israel, trust thou in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.
 10O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.
 11Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield. 
(Psalm 115:9-11, King James Version)

All about Trust

Three times, the writer of Psalm 115 repeats the admonition to those who fear the Lord: trust in the Lord. First the nation Israel, then the house of Aaron, and finally, the individual is called to trust in the Lord, for He is their help and their shield. It is not enough to fear the Lord; for, it is all about trust. True fear of God without trust in God is a frightening, if impossible, state.

Fear of God, in other words, is not a state of terror, but rather a state of complete honor and submission to God, who is not only righteous and holy, but who is completely capable of doing all things. He is able to reach down into the very depths of our hearts and work a miraculous change of heart. Where our hearts were at one time selfish and domineering, they are now molded and fitted in the safety and love of the Lord Jesus Christ.

What of those who do not trust in the Lord? Truly, if their eyes were opened, they would, and should, be in terror of God. Those who do not trust in the Lord are enemies of God. However, being blinded by the true state of their souls by the lies of Satan, they often live in perfect ease.

As Christians, what has God called us to do? Why does He leave us in this sin-infested world? We have a job to do! We are called to be the bearers of God's light and truth to a world darkened by evil. Our "mission field" may be just a few people, or thousands. Wherever God has placed us, our light is to shine forth for Him.

Sadly, many Christians are so caught up in enjoying the delights of this world, and in gaining more, that they have lost sight of God's calling for their lives. Others are too fearful to speak even a word for Christ, lest they be ridiculed or shunned. What is the answer?
Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.
Could it be so simple? Yes! What was the Lord Jesus Christ's admonition to his disciples?
 34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work. 35 Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! 36 And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. (John 4:34-36, New King James Version)
The fields are already white for harvest--they are beyond being ready. Let us, as those called by Christ, go and reap the harvest for Christ and His kingdom. Let us, who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord, and reap the harvest for Him.

We have a job to do!

God Bless You,
Linda






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