Today’s Scripture reading includes Psalm 55, in which David pours out his heart as he laments over a betrayal of a close friend (possibly Absalom and/or Ahithophel – 2 Samuel 15-18). The word betrayal presumes a deep trust was placed in a source that proved untrustworthy. The Proverbs teach us not to have respect of persons. (Proverbs 28:21) Our unfettered trust is placed assuredly in God alone. The summit of the psalm is verse 22:
“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.”
Amen! Amen! Only He is trustworthy!
Today’s Scripture reading also includes Luke 7, wherein the famous Centurion’s faith in Christ was chronicled. When he was in need, he placed his trust in the one true source.
- Have you ever encountered a situation in your life when you immediately knew that God was the only one who could help you?
- What would our life be like if we did not trust in ourselves or anyone for anything but submitted everything with thanksgiving to the LORD?
Painting: Christ Heals the Centurion’s Servant – Ricci, Sebastiano