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"The Meaning of Trust"

February 4, 2003

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Psalm 37:5 "Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will do this."

When traveling in the Far East, one sees many interesting sights, especially toward evening. It is interesting to observe the people as they return home from a day at the market. Some return with heavy packs on their backs. Others drive half-filled, three-wheel put-puts. Still others lumber along with a beast of burden pulling a near-empty wagon.

Sometimes one will even see a cart without a driver. At first it appears as if the cart and the animal are all alone. A closer look, however, reveals the driver sound asleep in the cart. If we would ask one of the villagers why the driver is asleep, he would answer, "Why not? The animal knows the way home. And he'll take the driver right to his house."

If only we could relax like that and have more trust and confidence! And why shouldn't we? We know the answer and have the solution -- Jesus Christ. He traveled our way before. He knows the way. In fact, He is the way. He leads. None of us can reach the Father's home but by faith in Him.

Men often trust animals but not one another. Should we not have more trust in God than what the farmer has in his animal?

PRAYER: Lord, we commit our way to You and trust in You, for You are the way to our Father's heavenly home. Amen.

(Taken from "Words of Promise," copyright 1996, Concordia Publishing House (out of print). For information on other devotional materials, call 1-800-325-3040.)

Today's Bible Readings: Genesis 43-45    Matthew 22:23-46

Change Their World. Change Yours. This changes everything.

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