Character Is Trustworthy… “Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.” Proverbs 31:11
So how do you develop into a trustworthy person? First begin by taking care of the little things. Did I do what I said I would do? If not, did I explain to the person the reason for the change in my commitment? It is being faithful to answer an email promptly or return a phone at the appointed time that opens other doors of opportunity. Jesus said, “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much” (Proverbs 16:10a).
There are no regrets with those who engage in a relationship with a trustworthy person. Certainly a husband or wife who can be trusted is foundational to a freeing marriage. Otherwise, suspicion and insecurity drag down the marriage covenant into a rut of regret. You begin to ask, “Is this the same person I totally trusted when we exchanged wedding vows?” Marriage is your model of trustworthiness, for all other relationships to follow. “Am I totally transparent with my spouse in how I spend my time and money?”
Lastly, learn from the Lord’s example of trustworthiness. As David observed in his passionate prayer, “O Sovereign LORD, you are God! Your words are trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant” (2 Samuel 7:28). Because He can be trusted, you can trust Him and you can be trusted. Your trustworthy character is founded on the trustworthiness of your Creator. Do I trust my Lord’s character and can my character be trusted? Am I transparent with my time and money with my spouse?
What did I learn from the Lord in today’s Bible reading?
How will I respond?
October 17, 2021
“We live the Christian life in the same way we became a Christian, by grace through faith.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 17, 2021 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking [...]
October 16, 2021
“If you are always focused on the trail, you will miss the purpose for which you hike.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 16, 2021 And he came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and [...]
October 15, 2021
“The losses we experience should be honored and remembered, not forgotten and tucked safely away where they cannot be seen.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 15, 2021 by Guest Writer Rachel Prince (A Series: Second of Three) The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on [...]