Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 21, 2015
Yet you brought me out of the womb, you made me trust in you even at my mother’s breast. Psalm 22:9
God requires us to trust from our birth. In the beginning we are totally dependent on others. God uses doctors, nurses and midwives to navigate us out of the birth canal. There is nothing we could do to gain access into this life other than wait on the warm embrace of others. Furthermore it was God’s work that brought us into the world. He conceived us and brought us out of our mother’s womb. God stamped on our infant soul, “Trust in Me is required”.
We were born desperately needy. The milk from our mother’s breast sustained our life. She was our lifeline. She was the nurturer we trusted without reservation. In the same way we depend on the milk of God’s word. We are babies in need of the elementary principles of the faith. At the genesis of our faith we were infants who sucked life from our Savior Jesus. We trusted Him totally as our redeemer and refuge. Trust was required then and is still required now.
“Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness” (Hebrews 5:13).
In this life we never graduate from our Savior’s school of trust. We are in Christ’s classroom of trust until we graduate to heaven. It is a required course for Christ followers. He loved us as an infant and He does not cast us off in our riper years. He was our God when we left our mother and He will be our God when we return to mother earth. Be glad that God requires trust in Him. Trust connects us to Christ. The closer our walk with Jesus—the higher our level of faith.
Moreover trust in others is required for robust relationships. Do not replace trust with skepticism because of the few who have fractured your faith in people. If you trust God you can trust others. Little faith in God leads to little faith in people. A big faith in God thinks the best of others. Don’t be defensive with your spouse or co-workers. Trust them until they cannot be trusted. Trust facilitates trust. A robust and growing relationship with Jesus and people requires trust.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13).
Prayer: Heavenly Father, like a child trusts a good parent—I trust You with my whole heart.
Application: What is the result of total trust in God’s trustworthiness? How can I grow in righteousness?
Related Readings: Psalms 37:5, 118:9; Proverbs 3:5-6; Isaiah 8:17; John 14:1; Acts 14:23
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