Trust
by Pastor Derrick Jackson on April 24th, 2011

Who deserves our trust?
It is the person that has consistently displayed an unwavering commitment to us.
It is the person that has consistently sought to "protect" us and to warn us concerning situations and people that are unhealthy for us.
It is the person that has sacrificed themselves (out of love) for us.

God has never "forsaken" us. He has never withheld His Love from us.
God provides a way of escape for all believers in every crisis of temptation.
God sacrificed His Son Jesus Christ to rescue humanity from a destiny separated from His Love.

The Bible declares,

38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. << Romans 8:38-39 NKJV >>

13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God [is] faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear [it]. << 1 Corinthians 10:13 NKJV >>

16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. << John 3:16 NKJV >>

We should trust God.

God's Word speaks to us about putting our trust in Him.
Psalm 9:10 says, "And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You."

Those who trust in God should always praise/testify of Him.

Psalm 118 : 1 - 4 says,
1 Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! ​For His mercy endures forever.
​2 ​​Let Israel now say, “His mercy endures forever.”
3 ​​Let the house of Aaron now say, ​“His mercy endures forever.”
4 ​​Let those who fear the LORD now say, ​“His mercy endures forever.”

God's Children should trust God.
1st - His Chosen People (Psalm 118:2)
2nd - His Priests (a subsection of his chosen people) (Psalm 118:3)
3rd - Everyone who believes in (fears / reverences) God (including the foreigner/non-Jew) (Psalm 118:4)

Believers in Jesus Christ are able to say by faith, "God has become my salvation," just like the Israelites sang when they were delivered from slavery and Pharoah's Army. (Exodus 15).
The Believer's relationship with God our Savior (Jesus Christ) is primarily based upon His activity and Person, not ours. (Psalm 118:21)

God's salvation and deliverance should lead to greater trust in Him.

Psalm 118:8-9 gives us timeless WISDOM:
8 It is better to trust in the LORD Than to put confidence in man.
9 It is better to trust in the LORD Than to put confidence in princes.

Those who receive God's salvation can confidently declare that God has not abandoned them to fate, which includes death.
Psalm 118:17-18 declares,
17 ​​I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.
18 ​​The LORD has chastened me severely, but He has not given me over to death.

This Messianic Psalm (Psalm 118) declares in verse 22:
22 The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone.
The Stone which the builders rejected (rejected by religion), has become the Chief Cornerstone (Jesus Christ).

The Religious Establishment of Jesus' day REJECTED Him
- RELIGION REJECTED WHAT WAS REAL - Emmanuel (God With Us/Jesus Christ) BUT
That Rejected Stone became the One they could not exist without
- IT ALL BEGINS WITH JESUS

The world will not be moved by religion: They will only RESPOND to that which is REAL.
We tend to trust that which is real.

What is REAL? It is the Word of God - Jesus Christ. We can trust Him!


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