So there you have it. It’s all about who you’re going to trust. Will you trust Christ to save you, though you are spiritually dead? Or will you foolishly trust your own intellect (Prov. 28:26)? Will you trust your heart? God, who created you and knows the thoughts and intents of your heart, says that your heart is deceitful above all things (Jer. 17:9-10)! Well then, should you trust the intellect of others? Will you put your eternal destiny into the hands of another sinner, or a world of sinners, whose motives can only be sinful to gain your loyal admiration, and who sell your soul as a commodity to enrich themselves? Or will you in your pride set yourself up as an oracle for equally lost, ruined, blind and dying men and women?
Evil men seek the worship of others (Matt. 23:5). Will you trust them, my son? Or will you hear your father’s instruction and trust Him alone who can do no wrong, whose judgments are right, whose wisdom is infinite, whose grace is as abundant as the riches of His glory (Eph. 2:7), whose salvation is able to raise dead sinners to life and give them a sight of Christ and Him crucified, and persuade them that He alone is worthy of all of our trust! Dear sinner, do you trust Him? O, with all my heart, I pray that you do!
- “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones” (Prov. 3:5-8).
- “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee” (Isa. 26:3).
- “Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD” (Ps. 4:5).
- “Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed” (Ps. 37:3).”
- “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes” (Ps. 118:8-9).
- "In his name shall the Gentiles trust" (Matt. 12:21).
- Jesus "spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others. Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted" (Luke 18:9-14)