THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
I remember once when I took my Dad out of town for surgery the next day.
We had to stay in a motel. I was intrigued at the sign on the hotel desk, which read:
"Please introduce yourself to your fellow guests, we are one big happy family.
Do NOT leave your valuables in the room!"
4 And Rabshakeh said unto them, Say ye now to Hezekiah, Thus saith the great king, the king of Assyria,
What confidence is this wherein thou trustest?
5 I say, sayest thou, (but they are but vain words) I have counsel and strength for war:
now on whom dost thou trust, that thou rebellest against me?
It was "At the end of the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field;" where Isaiah met king Ahaz and reproved him (according to Isaiah 7:3).
It was at this same spot that "Rabshekeh" asked Isaiah the very important question, "What confidence is this wherein thou trustest?"
Then, Rabshekeh followed up the question with another, even more pointed: "..now on whom dost thou trust....?"
As Christians, we are often confronted by unbelief.
Sometimes doubts come at the very place where we once vowed our trust in God.
It is good for us to contemplate upon WHOM we trust.
Such contemplation deters our thoughts from the world and places them upon the One Who will keep us strong in faith.
Our trust is in the Holy God - the Triune God.
God the Father chose us before the foundation of the world.
He caused all things to happen unto us that led us to meet and know our Lord, Jesus.
He covers us with the blanket of His love, He sustains us by His providential care, He corrects us when needed, and ultimately guides us through faith in Christ to our eternal home.
God the Son, the very image of the invisible God, came into this world to die for us.
By His sacrifice, He carried away our sins, and provides us with the robe of His own righteousness.
He constantly intercedes for us with prayers.
And one day He will be our Advocate Who shall Himself be our justification, and set us as holy, spotless and unblamable before the throne of God.
God the Holy Spirit begins before conversion to work upon our hearts.
He convicts us of sin, convinces us of the Savior and calls us to commit to Christ for forgiveness and salvation.
Upon our conversion, He begins to teach us the Word of God; and begins to deliver us from personal sins.
He lives in us to give us the life of God and helps us to live according to His will.
Upon WHOM dost thou trust?
The eternal "I AM," Who ever was, is and shall be.
Upon Him Whose power is never depleted, and Whose love never wavers.
It is in this trust that we find peace for today and hope for the future.
REMEMBER upon WHOM you trust!