“And in His name, Gentiles will trust.” – Matthew 12:21
Trust the Lord. Jesus said to His disciples in the first century, “have faith in God.” (Mark 11:22) He stated the meaning of life for the human creature. All else, though it is good, useful, helpful or joyous; will succumb to vanity in its time. (Ecclesiastes)
“Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.” – Psalm 2:12
But in four words (three in Greek) Jesus commanded us to a relationship. A relationship with God that encompasses the whole meaning of our existence. A relationship with our Creator, pure in its trust and dependence on Him.
“Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him; But the just shall live by his faith.” – Habakkuk 2:4
Human pride has been so entrenched in the hearts of men that it is hardly recognized. This pride undermines all efforts toward obeying Jesus. So even the ability to have faith in God is dependent on God. We understand from Ephesians 2:8-9, that initially, faith in God is not a work of man, having no deserving before Him.
Every moment we are thankful before the Lord. Foremost among those things we are thankful for is our having faith in Him. (Surely we will not be found proud of our faith in God?)
I continually choose to have faith in God. Thank you, Lord, for enabling this choice and the relationship with you that follows from it. Your love for me is wonderful. I love you, Lord.