THEME: Trust in the Lord 1
PASSAGE: Jeremiah 17:5-10
HYMN: MHB 542 – JESUS, my strength, my hope
MEMORY VERSE: Psalm 146:3 ”Put not your trust in princes nor in the son of man in whom there is no hope.”
Trust means to have confidence or belief in someone or something, believing that you will never be disappointed by the person or the thing being trusted. The Bible passage today analyses the difference between trusting in man and trusting in the Lord (Jeremiah 17:5-6).
The following are some benefits of trusting in the lord:
-Good health and long life.
-It shall always be well with him/her
-Continuous supply of comfort (Jeremiah 17:8).
-No fear of lack (Jeremiah 17:8, Psalm 23:1).
-Continuous refreshing/flourishing (Jeremiah 17:8).
-Fruitfulness (Jeremiah 17:8).
-No fear of evil no matter what happens.
However, trust in the Lord must be with our total heart, mind and soul–of course, everything we have. Anyone whose heart does not trust in the Lord is wicked (Jeremiah 17:10a). The man or woman that trusts in the Lord are blessed (Jeremiah 17:7) while the whosoever that doesn’t trust in the Lord but trusts in man or in any other thing is cursed (Jeremiah 17:5).
Experience has shown that when you trust man, he will fail you, disappoint you, betray you, deny you, gossip about you, make jest of you, when you are not with them; while they raise your hope when you are with them. In Jeremiah 17: 1-4, the sins of Judah were x-rayed, and written with ”pen of iron.” They were indelibly written on ”the table of the heart and the horns of the altar.” They were therefore cursed by God.
Trust in the Lord so as to receive all benefits that are available to those who trust in the Lord. Remember that God rewards everyone according to his/her ways and doings (Jeremiah 17:10b).
PRAYER: Dear Lord Jesus, in You do I put my trust; let not my enemies triumph over me.

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