The Wisdom of Trusting God
The Wisdom of Trusting God
Path of Wisdom—Your path will most definitively determine your destination, but the destination of every path is pre-determined:
1. Pick our path
2. Adjust our aim
3. Consult your compass
4. Correct course
What does that Bible say about trust?
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
Big Idea: Trust God more than yourself.
So why should we trust God? Here’s four reasons:
1. Because He’s Conscious
The word of God say’s in Matt 6:8 that our Heavenly Father knows what things we have need of even before we ask Him.
2. Because He’s Concerned
1 Peter 5:7 says cast, which means to throw, your cares, anxieties and worries on Him because He cares about you. Yes, He cares about you!
3. Because He’s Consistent
This means He’s faithful and you can also count on Him and trust Him to do exactly what He says.
Hebrews 13:8 says “Jesus Christ the same yesterday today and forever.”
4. Because He’s Capable
Ephesians 3:20 says “God is able to do exceeding, abundantly above all that we could ask or think according to the power that He works in us.” This would suggest to us that nothing is too hard for God.
So, what is the best way to learn to trust? Gain more of God’s wisdom. The book of Proverbs says:
Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgement.
The word of God lets us know that without faith it is impossible to please God. (Heb 11:6)
For the Lord grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. He is a shield to those who walk with integrity. He guards the paths of the just and protects those who are faithful to him. Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair, and you will find the right way to go. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will fill you with joy. Wise choices will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe.
1 Corinthians 11:27-29
So anyone who eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord unworthily is guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. That is why you should examine yourself before eating the bread and drinking the cup. For if you eat the bread or drink the cup without honoring the body of Christ, you are eating and drinking God’s judgment upon yourself.
1 Corinthians 11:23-24 (ESV)
For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
1 Corinthians 11:25-26 (ESV)
In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.