The Trust Factor, Part II
"Cursed is the man who trusts in man, and makes flesh his strength, whose heart departs from the Lord." Jeremiah 17:5
We live in a world of media madness, bombarded daily with a new cure for this and a new detergent for that, and a new cereal that will lower your cholesterol, and an astonishing development that will change your life. If they say its so, we like sheep, believe it, buy it and then wonder why it is killing us and then end up in a class action suit with a multitude of other dummies who got duped into buying it too.
Man has within him an inherent desire to believe what he is told, what he sees and what he hears, a God given innocence and a naivety that often leads him to be deceived. In the past few decades people have drifted away from the truth of God's word and the preachers have softened their message to allow the seekers and consumer driven crowds to fill their auditoriums and pad their pockets, further leading them to an apostate condition, thereby leading them to trust in man all the more!
Our cries for healing are: God, guide the surgeon's hands, instead of, God heal my body! Instead of believing God for our needs we have our own abilities and of course a multitude of bankers more than willing to load us with more debt than we could ever pay. Lets face it, we just don't need God's help anymore because we are too sophisticated and intelligent to believe in fairy tales of miracles wrought long ago. But that same person who trusted in all the wonderful deeds of man, when hope runs out, the operation didn't work, the diagnosis grew worse and the money ran out, cried: GOD HELP ME!
"Woe to the rebellious children," says the Lord, who take counsel, but not from Me, and who devise plans, but not of My Spirit, that they may add sin to sin; who walk to go down to Egypt, (a type of the world) and have not asked My advice, to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, (the arm of the flesh) and to trust in the shadow of Egypt. Isaiah 30:1,2
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin