Tuesday, May 23, 2006

A picture of trust

Thus says the Lord:
"Cursed is the man who trusts in
and makes flesh his arm,
whose heart turns away from the Lord.
He is like a shrub in the desert,
and shall not see any good come.
He shall dwell in the parched places
of the wilderness,
in an uninhabited salt land.

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
whose trust is the Lord.
He is like a tree planted by water,
that sends out its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes,
for its leavs remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought,
for it does not cease to bear fruit."

~Jeremiah 17:5-8

This is powerful. This is the Lord talking. See the contrast of trusting God and trusting other things (man, circumstances, yourself). The Lord is very clear what happens when you trust Him, and when you do not. You are CURSED, if you trust man (or, like I said, anything besides God). You are blessed if you trust Him. These verses are beautiful and full of wisdom. May I be like the tree planted by water, not anxious when heat and drought come, for my leaves will ever stay green and I will always bear fruit because I trust Him and only Him.


mab said...

quite provocative and thought provoking...loved this to the core!


Laur said...

fabulous. thanks for the reminder. :)

Mary Brooke said...

This is AWESOME. Wow. Psalm 1 was a family memory verse of ours; we have a very long one every 4 months. Mary Brooke
I love this scripture!!