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Some Trust In Chariots…

July 22, 2009

The Rabshakeh said to them, “Tell Hezekiah: The great king, the king of Assyria, says this: ‘What is this trust that you trust? I say that your plans and military preparedness are mere words. Now who ware you trusting in that you have rebelled against me?'” Isaiah 36:4-5 (HCSB)

I place my confidence in a lot of things: my wife, my employer, my DSL connection. How often do I truly place my confidence in the LORD? Or better put, how often do I place myself in situations where my confidence in the LORD is put to the test? Like I posted the other day, I’m currently reading the book “Crazy Love,” by Francis Chan. In chapter four, he depicts a profile of the lukewarm. Here’s one of the depictions:

Lukewarm people do not live by faith; their lives are structured so they never have to. They don’t have to trust God if something unexpected happens – they have their savings account. They don’t need God to help them – they have their retirement plan in place. They don’t genuinely seek out what life God would have them live – they have life figured and mapped out. They don’t depend on God on a daily basis – their refrigerators are full and, for the most part, they are in good health. The truth is, their lives wouldn’t look much different if they suddenly stopped believing in God.

The last sentence rocked me to the core. If I stopped believing in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, would my life look different than what it is today? Would yours?

John-David

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  1. July 22, 2009 3:10 pm

    Great post.
    I pray everyday that God will increase my faith and trust in Him.
    Thanks for your words brother.

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