PASTOR ALLWIN JOHNSON - Whom do you trust?
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Whom do you trust?
Pastor Allwin Johnson
 

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. Psalms 20:7

Trust is to depend upon or rely upon something or someone. Who will depend upon whom? Take for example, a master and a servant. Will a master depend upon his servant or servant on his master? Obviously a servant will always depend upon his master. Now think, why the servant is dependant on his master? A servant does not have money or a source of money other than his master. If his master refuses to pay him one day, he and his family will starve on that day. Since the servant is not a self-sufficient, he depends upon his master. In other words, a servant has no other go than his master, because he is incapable.

Now, I think you all know what the word "trust" means. Who is your trust today? Your career! Or your wealth! Or your parents! Or your knowledge! Or your talent! Or your friends!  Simply from mouth we say that we always trust Jesus. But what happens in our actual life?  As the servant we all have to (or had to) trust Jesus when we are (were) nothing. But now God has graciously given some job, social status, friends, money and a "secured" future. So our attention has now turned from the provider to the providence. We stared to look after our providence and start forgetting our provider.

Let me give you a wonderful example form the Bible. When David met Goliath, he was a young boy knows nothing about war. 1 Samuel 17: 42 says, Goliath looked David over and saw that he was only a boy, ruddy and handsome, and he despised him. David was such a small boy having nothing but a sling and some stones. But, David says to Goliath, "you come against me with sword, spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of armies of Israel, whom you have defied." Among all his inabilities and incompetence, David trusted in the name of the Lord God Almighty and God has given him an astonishing victory over Goliath the giant.

I am not so amazed at David the shepherd, as he trusted in the name of the Lord when he fought Goliath. David had no other way other than trusting in the name of the Lord. He was not able to use sword and spear. He was not able to throw javelins at Goliath. He was totally incompetent to fight against Goliath, the giant. So he trusted in God and God gave him victory.

But I am so amazed at David the King, as he still says, "Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God" Psalms 20:7. Now, David is no more a small shepherd boy but he is a mighty king of Israel. Currently, David the king has thousands of chariots, millions of soldiers under him and a mighty defense system around him. But he still says, he is not dependant on what he has. His reliance is completely upon the name of the Lord God Almighty.   He thought that the Name which was able to help him, when he was nothing, alone can help him when he is something.

Think about it my dear brothers and sisters. You trusted God, when you were nothing and God helped you in your miseries. Now, you have something that God has given but you forgot the Lord who was behind your victory in the past. You regularly read the Bible and seeking the face of God, when you suffered in your life. And now, you are so busy with your job, so you are not able to spare time for your deliverer. In the past, you were the first to the church and in all the church ministries. But now you are being soaked with the affaires of this world.

In short, in your deficit, you humbly seeked God and when you got full, you turned your back at Him.

Do you know the story of Saul? God made Saul as a king when he was nothing. He went to Samuel in search of his uncle's donkeys. God graciously made him a king of Israel. After he became a king, he continuously disobeyed God and went astray. He didn't respect either God or His servant Samuel. God gave him many chances but he did not heed to God. And when a war (crisis) came, God neither answered him nor helped him. God has taken away the Kingship from him and gave it to the one who obeys Him.

The God who gave everything also has the power to take them away.

We must be fearful and careful to obey our God. Psalm 2:11 says, "Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling."

Be a servant before God our master and always be a dependant on Him. Don't turn your back on him. Fall down before his throne of grace and serve Him with reverence. "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble" James 4:6.

Confess to God as David did, some trust in money, some in their jobs, some in their friends, some in their own abilities but I trust, believe and obey my Lord God Almighty Jesus Christ alone .

Today, renew your disconnected relationship with Jesus and enjoy unlimited joy and success in your life.
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