Deut. 1:30-33 - The LORD your God who goes before you will Himself fight on your behalf, just as He did for you in Egypt before your eyes, 31 and in the wilderness where you saw how the LORD your God carried you, just as a man carries his son, in all the way which you have walked until you came to this place.' 32 "But for all this, you did not trust the LORD your God, 33 who goes before you on your way, to seek out a place for you to encamp, in fire by night and cloud by day, to show you the way in which you should go. NASU
In the above text Moses is retelling the Israelites the story of the Exodus. He is telling them why they had to spend 40 years wandering around in the wilderness and it all boils down to one word.
Vs. 33 -…who goes before you on your way, to seek out a place for you to encamp, in fire by night and cloud by day, to show you the way in which you should go.
The Israelites had God leading them miraculously by day with a cloud, and by night with a fire, but they would not TRUST Him.
How many days and nights would you need to see this special appearing of a cloud, and a fire before you might have some faith in God?
Once your faith falters you are in trouble.
When someone expects something from you this can be seen as a compliment because they trust you and are trying to build a trusting relationship.
So go ahead and fulfill their expectations and build up your trust factor.
Someone's past performance helps us to build trust in them and a poor performance will cause us not to trust them.
You know people right now you can trust and people you can't trust because of their past performance.
You probably have friends who are either always on time or consistently late. So, if you need someone to be there for you, you are not going to ask the person who is consistently late.
The Israelites didn't trust God. His past performance suggested that they should have trusted Him. He sent the 10 plagues on the Egyptians of which not a one of the plagues hurt the Israelites.
He led them out of Egypt. He parted the Red Sea. Let’s be honest God had a great track record.
The Israelites failed to allow God's miracles to build their trust.
You can read God's word today and trust in the miracles that you read about in His Word.
The greatest miracle that I trust in is the resurrection of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. I hope you trust in His resurrection as well.
When a person wants to be trusted they will do the best they can to earn your trust.
Think About These:
Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust completely.
A man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
Gary A Serago.