Thursday, February 5, 2009

Words To Live By~

The person who trusts in human strength is compared to that of a dead tumble weed, blowing aimlessly, in the dry and barren desert. The person who trusts in God is compared to green and flourishing tree planted by a river that produces lush growth even in times of drought.

How about you? Are you trusting in God, or are you trusting in your own power?

God's Word is clear

Jeremiah 17:5
[5] Thus saith the LORD; Cursed [be] the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.
Verse 9
[9] The heart [is] deceitful above all [things], and desperately wicked: who can know it?
Proverbs 28:26
[26] He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.

The human heart, that part of our being where we are who we really are, where we reason, where we form our beliefs and cherish our innermost prone to error and self-deception. Our hearts are still contaminated with the remnants of sin, no matter how disciplined or how transformed they are by the grace of God. The human heart is truly prone to wander, prone to believing what we prefer to believe, and prone to wanting our own way over God's. Our human heart is NOT to be trusted. Our own reasoning is not to be relied upon. Our emotions may very well deceive us.

~ Happily Married

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