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?
February 28, 2021
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February 27, 2021
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February 26, 2021
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