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Study of the Word

September 2020
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
And whose hope is the Lord.
Jeremiah 17: 7 (NKJV) 

A peaceful evening was recently interrupted by flashing lights of police cars, an ambulance and a tow truck on the street in front of my house.  It seems someone was driving their car at 9:30 at night without their lights on and hit my neighbor's pickup truck that was parked on the street. The driver's vehicle flipped and landed on its roof.  Neighbors rushed to the scene helping get the driver out of the car. As the police and paramedics arrived on scene, the driver was OK and allegedly arrested for DUI.  

The incident raises a question which is the focus of this month's devotional - are we as Christians trusting Jesus or are we trusting ourselves? In whom or what is our trust?  

It's possible the driver of that car trusted themselves and drove their car in poor condition to do so, the result wasn't good.   So, what does that have to do with us?  Well, for believers who have taken baptism vows, the first vow asks: "Do you believe that Jesus is God's Son and do you receive Him and trust Him as your Savior and Lord?"

How are we doing with keeping that commitment?  Who is our trust in, do we still trust Jesus?  My friends, trusting God does not mean that we are in denial of truth or danger, but that we have placed the issue before God and trust Him to see us through.  


When our trust is in the Lord -  the rain may pour, the storm may rage, the winds may blow but we will not be moved from trusting Jesus. We who have put our trust in Jesus Christ can be sure that God will keep His word and bless us for our faithfulness and trust in Him


Continuing the work of Jesus Christ

Peacefully, Simply, Together