Blogging the Bible- March 6

Hebrews 4-6; Psalm 25

Do we trust in God? Our gut answer is, “Yes.”

You know the answer you give without thinking.

“How are you doing today?” “Fine.”

Everyone’s always fine. How many of us answer anything other than Fine or Good?

It’s the white noise of conversation. You have to ask, and, if asked, you have to answer.

Back to the question, Do we trust God?

The concern David expresses in this Psalm is to not be disgraced before his enemies. He then triumphantly declares, “No one who trusts in you will ever be disgraced.” We want the not being disgraced, the not being let down, the not losing the battle, while only half-trusting in God.

I think we all do it. We trust God when it is convenient for us. We trust God when we God and I agree. But when push comes to shove, I’m going to do things my way. That’s not trusting in God. That’s using God to validate your opinion, your perspective, your position, your plan.

David had real legitimate enemies. Enemies that wanted to kill him, but God had other things in store. God knew that David fully trusted in Him.

How many Psalms does David say, show me your path, teach me your way or some other such statement? David was constantly going to God for direction, for truth and for guidance.

Just because David asks for guidance doesn’t mean he always follows or gets it right. David asks for forgiveness plenty in this Psalm and others. He knows that God is going to be right and that he will be in the wrong.

But he also trusts that his motives and integrity will be proven true. So even long before it was written David would have agreed with the writer of Hebrews saying that the word of God is living and active and sharper than any double edged sword. That God’s word cuts to our deepest, innermost thoughts and desires. He would say that it is milk for the baby and meat for the mature.

So like David we can say Teach us oh Lord your way so we can trust in you.

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~ by mikefoster on March 6, 2016.

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