Putting our trust in men is something we should learn not to do as believers. The Bible talks about and warns against it. This is because often times when we do that, we only end up regretting that we ever did. Isn’t it interesting to know that one who says to come today so he can help you will in the next minute begin to give excuses why he won’t be able do that anymore?
Should there be any basis of comparison of the faithfulness of God with man, it is expected that man will fail over and over again. It is futile to want to rely on or trust completely as the case may be the words or the promises of man.
It was recorded twice in Psalm 118(vs 8&9) that it is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. The question that comes to mind then is this; why is it better to trust the Lord than to put confidence in man? The scripture below gives an answer to that question,
“Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint”.( Proverbs 25:19).
It is important to trust God than to put confidence in man according to this scripture because the faithfulness of man cannot be trusted in helping you.
In time of trouble, to put confidence in an unfaithful man(one who promises but is unable to fulfill his promises) is like a broken tooth and a foot out of joint( will dash your hope against the wall, disappoint you, and leave you helpless, and make you feel as though your tooth is broken or your foot is out of joint). What an admonition to the believer? May the Lord grant us the needed grace to trust him than we trust men( who are most times unfaithful compared to God).
Thought for the day: To trust in man(who cannot help you) in time of trouble is a waste of time as it only brings about disappointment. Make sure to put your trust in God.
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