15th March 2012

Trust No Man

“Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.”
Psalm 146:3 (KJV)

I was once put on the equivalent of the ‘Naughty Step’. My sin was to question the sharing of information by someone who was in a position of leadership and trust. It was a double-whammy, too, since that person was also a friend, and therefore privy to a less guarded form of conversation.

The feeling of betrayal was very real, but paled in comparison with the feeling of disappointment, by the lack of comprehension or even an acknowledgement that this was an indiscretion by my friend at all. Instead, I was the one seen to be overreacting and I was given plenty of time to reflect on my actions on that ‘Naughty Step’.

As a Christian do you know the great thing about time? If we spend it wisely we can find little gems of encouragement which Our Father has thoughtfully left for us in his word, the Bible, like the little love notes newlyweds might leave for one another. “Don’t worry dear; I have a plan for you—to prosper you, not to harm you—to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11). “Didn’t I tell you not to put your trust in human leaders?” (Psalms 146:3). “But don’t you worry now; I’ll be your shield, your glory, and the lifter-up of your head” (Psalms 3:3).

I just can’t help smiling after that. There’s no naughty step where God is concerned.

Thank you, Father, for giving us someone we can trust. You constantly shield us with the knowledge that all things work together
for good to them that love You, to them who are the called according to Your purpose; and shield us from things that are intended to harm us. You have the power to turn it around and use it for good. In Jesus’ name we thank you and pray.

Anonymous Study

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