Monday, November 12, 2007

Trust and Knowledge, Knowledge and Trust


There are some people you can trust because you know them.
There are other people you cannot trust because you know them.
Trust stems from the knowledge of a person (or thing’s) integrity, strength or ability.
Mistrust stems from the knowledge of a person lack of integrity, strength or ability.

Speaking on the subject of trust, the Apostle Paul, in 2 Tim 1:12b, wrote this about the Lord Jesus, “I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.”

Paul knew his master well and, based upon that knowledge, Paul trusted his King implicitly. The apostle invested and entrusted his entire life into the serving God’s only begotten Son because he knew who Jesus was and all He had done.

Question: Are you trusting Christ with your life today? Are you investing in and committed to His Kingdom? Or, are you holding back?

If you are reserved in your commitment, if you are reluctant to give Him your “all”, perhaps you do not know Him as well as you should.To know Him is to trust Him. The more you know the Savior, the more persuaded you will be that He is able to keep, and never lose, what is committed to Him.

Let’s make it our aim to know Jesus well; spending time with Him, talking to Him, listening to Him.
Confidence in His ability to keep what we have committed to Him stems from the knowledge of who He is and what He’s done – so let’s make it our life’s passion to know Him and make Him known.

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