Tuesday, 8th February, 2022
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"Don’t put your trust in human leaders; no human being can save you" (Psalm 146:3 GNB)
Right from my very early years, I made up my mind not to live an empty life. I wanted to live with assurance; to know God’s purpose. I wanted to trust God with my life. I didn’t want to do things just because everybody else was doing them. But how was I going to know what God wanted? How could I trust God with my life if I didn’t know Him?
I had to go to the Bible to study and be guided by the Holy Spirit into the revelation of His truths. That’s one book that never speculates. Therein, I discovered that God was more passionate for my success, victory, and joy than I could ever be. I discovered He loved me more than I loved myself. Then it was easy to trust Him, to let go of my own dreams, desires and pursuits, and follow His divine plan.
Don’t put your trust in the failing systems of this world. Don’t put your hopes in a government or the society or some authority. The Bible says, “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes” (Psalms 118:9). The arm of flesh will fail; so, don’t live your life relying on systems and structures created by man for your success and prosperity.
You were made to put your faith in God; in the Word of God. You’ve got to start practicing relying on God. Our theme verse says, “Don’t put your trust in human leaders; no human being can save you.” The 5th verse says, “Happy are those who have the God of Jacob to help them and who depend on the LORD their God.” Put your trust in God. Study His Word. Get to know Him; to know Him is to trust Him.
When you know Him, you’ll make an unqualified commitment to Him. You’d never think that, somehow, you’d end up a failure. It’s impossible. He loves you and certainly wouldn’t allow anything to destroy you. It doesn’t matter what’s going on in the world; you can trust Him to take care of you and shield you from all evil. Glory to God!
"Dear Lord, thank you for your love, your grace and your kindness. Thank you for the Holy Spirit who lives in me, guiding me through life. I trust you without reservation, putting myself into your guiding arms, under your Lordship, for an ever-glorious and excellent life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen."
Jeremiah 17:7-8; Matthew 11:28 TPT; Proverbs 3:5-6 GNB; Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Matthew 26:31-56 & Exodus 34-35
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Acts 16:11-18 & Psalm 5-6