Posted by Pastor Jeff Carr on August 6, 2011 at 10:54am
“Do We Really Trust God, the Father?”
Imagine if you will, a haunting question that asks over and over, do you really trust God the Father? When I first started hearing this question, I began to study this word trust, out. According to God’s Word, trust references to faith; but what exactly is faith in God? Faith in God, is taken from the Hebrew word, bitachon. This word bitachon, actually means to have a full and complete confidence, what God said; He is faithful to perform. 2Co 1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
Amazingly enough, when we study this word bitachon out in its fullest degree, we find, God, Himself holds His own Word to the highest standard and accountability. It doesn’t end though with God holding His Word to the highest standard and accountability, God also holds Himself to an even higher standard and accountability. Now that’s a scary thought when we were created in the image and likeness of God, and we redeemed are called to maintain the same standard of ourselves, according to the Word of God, as God, holds Himself to. 1Pe 1:15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
1Pe 1:16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
Mat 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Perfect = G5046 teleios From G5056; complete (in various applications of labor, growth, mental and moral character, etc.); neuter (as noun, with G3588) completeness: - of full age, man, perfect.
We have heard it said time and again, God, Jesus, is not a pedophile, He is coming for a mature betrothed or bride to be. So then, why do we continue to walk in our understanding, rather than grow in maturity of God’s Word, His love, and His mindset. How can we ever hope to come together in one mind, heart, soul and spirit, if we’re not doing things God’s way? Remember Paul said; as a child, I acted in the immaturity of one unlearned, but God called me to grow up and put immaturity far from me, 1Co 13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
It’s time the betrothed, the bride to be, put off immaturity, stopped leaning to their own understanding, grew in the grace and love of the Lord, and acted the part of an adult bride. Pro 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:
Pro 3:2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
Pro 3:3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:
Pro 3:4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
Pro 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Pro 3:6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Pro 3:7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
Pro 3:8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
2Pe 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
When we say one thing and do another, we are not holding to our own word, we have negated God’s standard and yet we say, we’re formed in His image. If you believe for one moment, this is Christ like, then you lean to your own understanding, how does this honor God and how does this show reverence to God and His Word? Maybe if we took a good long look at ourselves, a total examination, we might find we’re not who we painted ourselves to be, we might not like the truth and maybe even see ourselves as others see us. 1Co 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
Maybe then, we would want to change and give God the true honor and reverent respect He deserves. Maybe we would stop running our mouths , wrongfully about others and start seeking God to change who we are into the image and likeness God wants us to be.
For those in leadership, maybe we would even just tell the truth of God’s Word, let God deal with them as we continue in prayer for them. Thereby, standing completely out of Jesus way, letting Him build His church, like He said He would, and we would see the flourishing results of His work and not our own. Mat 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
If we do it, thinking we’re helping God, we run the risk of entering into pride, but if we just obey God, fully and completely, then we would see the results of God’s promises come true. We would be walking in the complete confidence, trust, or faith God called us to and we would be pleasing in His sight. Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
It is my hope, that those who read this will take it to heart and this seed will grow strong, standing against all storms, offering righteous protection and teaching to those who watch.
God bless you as you do this, see how good God truly is!