Sunday, 29th October, 2023
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5 KJV).
In a world filled with imperfect human systems, it’s crucial to shift our trust from these fallible structures and wholly trust in the Lord. The failures and limitations of human systems serve as reminders to us that our ultimate trust should be in the one who is completely reliable—the LORD!
Some time ago, news aired of a man who was planning to sue his state government for being wrongfully convicted. He endured 37 long years in prison for a crime he never committed. It’s truly disheartening to think about it.
There’re others who have remained behind bars for crimes they didn’t commit as a result of the failure and inadequacies of the system and their government. Humans naturally feel the need to trust and depend on something or someone. We weren’t designed to be faithless; we were meant to have faith or to be trusting.
However, because human are fallible, systems run by individuals are also prone to failure. It makes no difference how lofty or robust you think the systems and structures of your nation or society are; they are still fallible. Trust and rely on God alone. Follow and live by His Word.
Trust the principles, systems, and structures of the Kingdom. The prophet Jeremiah, as inspired by the Spirit, wrote: “Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit” (Jeremiah 17:7-8).
Then in Psalm 37:3, the Psalmist said, “Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.” Cultivate absolutely reliance on God instead of the frail or flawed human constructs. He never fails. He’s righteous and just, faithful and true. Trust Him wholeheartedly.
"Dear Father, I place my ultimate trust in you and your infallible Word. I learn on your wisdom and understanding and wholly depend on you. Thank you Lord, for granting me the discernment and wisdom to live triumphantly every day and manifest your glory and righteousness, in Jesus’ Name. Amen."
Psalm 118:8 KJV; Proverbs 3:5 KJV; Isaiah 26:4 KJV
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Titus 1-2 & Jeremiah 29-30
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
John 8:22-32 & 2 kings 21-22