Trusting Like Jesus

John 2:23-25 WEB

Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in his name, observing his signs which he did. [24] But Jesus didn’t trust himself to them, because he knew everyone, [25] and because he didn’t need for anyone to testify concerning man; for he himself knew what was in man.

Have you ever been hurt because you thought another believer was trustworthy based on their faith in God? According to scripture, this is wrong. Jesus did not trust anyone. That is so much different from what popular psychology teaches. How often do people get counseled that they just need to trust someone? Or, accused that they do not trust anyone? When in truth, we should only fully trust God. The text scripture links this type of belief to the miraculous. It even goes so far as to link the ideas together with the salvation of others. Trusting God alone is a big idea. But ideas do not save us. Believing God is what saves us and that is revealed through our choices and actions. What do you truly have faith in? You can measure your trust in God by evaluating your trust in people. This, of course, does not account for disbelief. However, for a believer, this is a good measuring stick. Are you looking for people to save you? Have you partnered with the lie that your promotion will come through your relationships? If so, then you are trusting people and are in disobedience to God’s word. Jesus is said to be “perfect theology” so if He did it, we should also. Jesus trusted God alone and that faith took him to the place of miracles, and it took him to the place of the cross. Those two things both worked for the salvation of mankind.

Lord Jesus, please help me trust in You alone. Please reveal to me what I am trusting in so that I can adjust and more fully trust You. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.

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