Lately I have had to wonder why people expect so much to be trusted. But the Word states that the Person we must TRUST is only Yahweh.
Tsephanyah/Zephaniah 3:12 “I will leave in your midst a meek and humble people, and they shall trust in the Name of the LORD.” NKJV
Tsephanyah/Zephaniah 3; 12 But I shall leave in your midst an oppressed and poor people, and they shall trust in the Name of YHWH (Yahweh). At this point it may be important to find out if you and I really KNOW the Name of the LORD? The LORD is not a name, it is a generic title, and therefore the lord could be your English neighbor! It does not make difference if it written in capital letters!
But it is obvious that the word is no speaking about your neighbor, but of the Name of your Creator. If you search the Scriptures in the original language you discover His true Name, and His Name is YHWH, which is usually pronounced Yahweh. Now that you know His Name, you can place your TRUST Him alone. Now you know that no one else is worthy to be trusted, except Him.
The Word instructs us to TRUST in Yahweh forever.
Isaiah 26:3-4 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You. 4 TRUST IN THE LORD forever, for in YAH, THE LORD, is everlasting strength. NKJV (Emphasis mine)
Yeshayahu/ Isaiah 26:3-4 “The one steadfast of mind You guard in perfect peace, for he TRUSTS IN YOU. 4 TRUST in Yahweh forever, for in YAH, YHWH, is a rock of ages. (HS) (Emphasis mine)
You have noticed that even the translation is speaking of trusting only Yahweh because He is a rock of ages or everlasting strength. I like thinking Him as the rock of ages, for a rock never changes. This is the meaning behind the HS translation. In other words our trust cannot be placed in any other person, institution or government, for Yahweh is in control of all that exists. Humans make mistakes all the time, but Yahweh is perfect and does not make mistakes.
Humans at times do not fulfill what we expect of them.
How many times you made an agreement with a friend to go out shopping? But because you may not have the transportation, you are asking your friend to pick you up. Your friend may say that he or she will pick you up at 5:00 PM, but instead he or she may arrive at 6:00 PM? This has happened to me many times. Many times they arrive at least half hour late, other times even 1 and half hour later! You see, you cannot put your trust in men or women for many reason.
One reason could be an emergency has taken place, such as their house been flooded, or on fire, or it fell down. They may not be able to leave their home full during such disaster because they must take care of the situation. However, a simple phone call would help the situation. These are excellent reasons for the delay, but they are very rare.
However, even in any unusual situation, a simple phone call would help the person waiting know what is going on, and they would be not upset while waiting. But most times there is no phone call, and the person waits not knowing what is going on. This is not love.
Other times it happens that they receive a phone call while they are going out the door, and they answered the call, forgetting all about you waiting for them. Such calls lead to long waiting. The of course there may be a traffic accident, but this also is not very common.
Other times friends my betray you.
Yeshayahu/Isaiah 41:9 Even my own friend in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, has lifted up his heel against me.
This will cause a person not to trust that person anymore.
Another reason could be, and it happens a lot with people, they simply forget the appointment they made with you to be at your house on that day and hour. But I have noticed that some people who are always late, that because they are doing you a favor, they want to do is at their own time, and not as you may desire.
The appointment with you is not considered it a priority. And they forget about the fact that you are waiting for them, while you could have been doing something more important around the house.
I heard a teaching one time that tardiness is caused by pride. And I tend to believe this. Those people want to be in control, and need to feel they are above you. Of course a follower of Mashiach should never feel this way, however, it happens all the time. Pride is sin and it is an abomination to Yahweh.
Mishley/Proverbs 6:16 These six Yahweh hates, and seven are an abomination to Him: 17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 a heart devising wicked schemes, feet quick to run to evil, 19 a false witness breathing out lies, and one who causes strife among brothers.
You noticed that pride is number one on this list? It was pride that caused man to fall. (See Bereshith/Genesis 3) Man wanted to be like Elohim. He was not content of his position in life, and did not want to submit himself to Yahweh. He wanted to rule, and He fell, which resulted in losing his authority.
However, has man learned the lesson? Is not man still proclaiming to be god? What a shame! Yes, he may be a god, but a false god. Man is still submitted to gravity, and uses things Yahweh created. He breathes through the lungs Yahweh gave him, and he eats the food Yahweh created. To call himself a god is a lie and is heresy. Man is like a broken pot, but wants to be called the potter. Let us recognize our creator for Who He is, and stop the nonsense.
Yahweh is our Father.
Yeshayahu/Isaiah 64:8 And now, O Yahweh, You are our Father. We are the clay, and You our potter. And we are all the work of Your hand.
Do not put your trust in such man, for you will end up in the ditch with them. They are blind leaders. This was what Yahoshua answered the apostles when they warned Him that what He was preaching di not agree to some folks.
MattithYahu/Matt.15:13-14 But he answering, said, “Every plant which My Father of the shamayim has not planted shall be uprooted. 14 Leave them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both shall fall into a ditch.” (See also Matt.23)
Let us learn from Him today.
We also cannot place our trust in the Governments, for government is made up of people. And we have seen that people have big problems, because they are not Elohim, and they can and have, and still will make mistakes.
Tehillim/Psalms 146:3 “Do not put your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom is no deliverance
However, we are commanded to pray for them.
Timotiyos 1 /1 Timothy 2:1 Fir of all , then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be made for all men, 2 for sovereigns and all those who are in authority, in order that we lead a calm and peaceable life in all reverence and seriousness. 3 For this is good and acceptable before Elohim our Saviour.
We cannot pray to or for the dead.
We are forbidden to pray to the dead, which is the same as praying to the devil, and this is idolatry.
The devil has no power, and can only do what Yahweh permits him to do, for he is a fallen angel that was created by Yahweh. He is no god.
Yeshayahu/Isaiah 42:17 “Those who trust in idols, who say the moulded images, ‘You are our mighty ones,’ shall be turned back, utterly ashamed.
Yeshayahu/Isaiah 50:10 Who among you is revering Yahweh, obeying the voice of His Servant, that has walked in darkness and has no light? Le him trust in the Name of YHWH (Yahweh) and lean upon his Elohim”
Yahweh can be trusted and we can be safe in Him alone. There is no one in this world worthy of trust. Let us, this year, submit to His voice and obey Him alone, and we shall be safe.
If you, beloved reader, do not know Him all you need to do is to call upon His Name and you shall be delivered from your sin, and have a personal relationship with the living Elohim.
Yo’el/Joel 2:32 “And it shall be that everyone who calls on the Name of Yahweh shall be delivered.”
Why waiting, do it now and be saved! Place your trust in Yahweh alone, and you will be safe.
The will of Yahweh is that we trust Him alone.