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Thursday, January 13, 2011

On whom dost thou trust?

THIS is a very important question. Much depends on it. Let vis therefore apply it to ourselves, and to each other. On whom dost thou trust? On thyself? Then hear God's testimony, " He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool." He knows not its weakness, its depravity, or its deceitfulness; or he would never trust it. On whom dost thou trust? On thy fellow-men? Then hear God's threatening, " Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord: for he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh, but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited." Do you say, "But they are wise men, great men, exalted in station, excellent in character." " Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish." But on whom dost thou trust? On Jehovah? Jehovah as revealed in Jesus? Then take the comfort of God's promise, " Blessed is the man that trusteth 'in Jehovah, and whose hope the Lord is.

    Happy the man, securely blest,
    Who finds in Jacob's God his rest
    Whose hope, when threatening changes rise,
    Finn on Jehovah's power relies

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