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"Trust in the LORD and do what is good; dwell in the land and live securely." Psalm 37:3.
We often hear that we should trust in the Lord, but maybe the frequent reminders have become a disservice to us because we have stopped thinking hard about it. We are self-reliant or reliant upon government or social structures like insurance or economics, so the trust in God that other generations practiced are foreign even humorous to us today.
We must renew our vision of God and of the practice of trusting in Him.
IN THE LORD
Your faith is only as good as the thing or person you have faith in. If you are driving a truck across an old bridge that is held up with rotting timbers you can have a lot of faith but the timbers are still rotting and the heavy truck will collapse the bridge because the bridge was not worth your faith. You can walk across a new iron and concrete bridge and be full of doubts and even though your faith in that bridge is weak if you have enough to go across it will be sufficient because the bridge is strong. You can trust the Lord, He is God the creator and sustainer of the universe, he has all power and all knowledge and all wisdom Trust in him is never misplaced.
DO WHAT IS GOOD
Faith and trust in God is not just nice feeling it must be expressed in actions. The faith in the bridge is meaningless until you step onto the bridges. We express our faith in God by obedience to Him. Many agree that mankind, in general, should do what is good, and we all have many reasons, but God is honored when our good acts are expressions of faith in Him.
DWELL IN THE LAND
There is a promise associated with trusting God. This verse was written in a time when empires conquered and enslaved kingdoms then deported the best people to serve the empire. It was a common fear that a person would be separated by slavery and taken from family country and culture. The threat was real and the promise was a great hope.
To live securely would be without fear of bandits, conquest, famine or oppression from your own king. Like ancient times we live in an uncertain world, but there is one thing we can be certain of and that is God, He never changes and He is forever good. When we trust in Him we make Him our security.
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