Yet Will I Trust Him

Yet Will I Trust Him By Kirk Hunt

Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him.  Even so, I will defend my own ways before Him.

Job 13:15 NKJV

In the space of a day, maybe a week, Job lost everything a man can lose.  Job’s children died, his wealth destroyed or stolen, business wrecked, health lost and even his friends turned on him.  Still, Job declared, “Yet will I trust Him.” 

Authentic trust and true love are an active choice, not passing feelings.  Rich or poor, well or sick, do you love God first and truly?  It is easy to trust someone or something that heaps only blessings on you.  What happens when the flow reverses is the real test.

Battered and beaten, seemingly past human endurance, Job declared his faith in God.  Eyes and sores weeping in equal measure, a mere man decided that the God of heaven continued to have his confidence.  Armed with Scripture and empowered by the Holy Spirit, am I capable of the same naked faithfulness.  Are you prepared to love God despite what he allows to happen in and to your life?

What would happen if the first two chapters of Job happened to you?  Would you remain faithful to the God of heaven?  Would you continue to love God, despite your losses and wounds?

Job illustrates the standard for trust in God.  There will come a time in your life when you will have to declare for or against God.  Will you continue to trust and love God despite the hurts and losses of the short run? 

Think:        Do I really trust God through bad times?

Pray:           “Lord, help me to always trust You, no matter the circumstances.”

 

Copyright © January 2018, Kirk Hunt

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Take No Bribes

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Take No Bribes by Kirk Hunt

 

And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear your lies?

Ezekiel 13:19 KJV

 

As a Christian, you have a duty to tell the truth.  God commands us to speak His truth, fully and completely.  Everything else is error.

 

Too often, even God’s people are tempted to give in.  The world will try to bribe us to speak and teach against Scripture.  There is no earthly payment that should tempt you to speak against Scripture.

 

Should they know error when they hear it?  Yes.  Still, the responsibility remains on us to teach and preach only the pure Word of God.  To keep from sin those not in its grip.  To convict (not condemn) the guilty, so that they will give up their sinful lives.

 

The stakes are high.  The results impact not just this lifetime, but eternity.  Remember heaven, and hell, are for forever.  What is the correct amount of bribe to deflect an innocent soul into eternal torment?

 

Sooner or later, you will have to choose.  Speak the truth, or speak a lie.  Before you take that bribe, look into God’s Shekinah, His glory-cloud, for your answer.

 

Think:            God commands me to speak His Word clearly and purely.

 

Pray:              “Lord, help me to be a truth teller, no matter the cost.”

 

 

Copyright © March 2013, Kirk Hunt

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