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Thursday, October 20, 2016

TRUST IS THE KEY

Tehillim (Psalm) 37:5 Orthodox Jewish Bible
“Commit thy derech (road, way) unto Hashem [1]; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass.”
            When one commits their way unto the Lord they are entrusting everything – their lives, families, jobs and possessions – to his care.  Trust is an outcropping of faith.  Without faith we cannot know God.  So trusting God to guide us down life’s road should be a natural part of a believers spiritual maturation process.  I used the Orthodox Jewish version of scripture because I felt it laid out the verses meaning in the clearest and most concise manner.  Trusting the Lord is very important, which is why King David three times in the first nine verses of the Psalm.  When we do not trust someone we will rely on them for nothing.  It is quite the opposite with God as scripture bears out.
            Verse 3 speaks of trusting the Lord and doing good.  It is a conditional statement.  (If you) trust in the Lord and do good, THEN you will be safe and prosper.  The second verse of the first chapter of John’s third letter offers a prayer for his friend and brother in Christ Gaius.  In that verse John asks that his friend prosper in all things even as his soul prospers.  Monetary gain, while not evil in and of itself, can be a great temptation that has led many souls far away from God.  Spiritual prosperity is what we ought to seek, not finance success.  God will not shortchange you.  Trust him.
            Verse 7 is a heavy hitter in that it speaks of being still and waiting patiently for the Lord.  Those are two things that are nearly impossible for most folks.  Committing our way to the Lord with trust in our hearts will slowly enable us to rest in his presence and wait for his promises to come to fruition.  God has a plan for you.  Find rest in him thru his word.  He knows what he’s doing and will bring to pass that which we need exactly when we need it the most.  Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Resource: The Life Application Study Bible, published by Tyndale House.
The Orthodox Jewish Bible, published by Artists for Israel International.

[1] Hashem (hashSHEM) – a substitute name for YWHW or Yahwah; another name for God.

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