Trust in ourselves. Jeremiah 17:5

Jeremiah 17:5 (NLT)
5 This is what the Lord says: “Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans, who rely on human strength and turn their hearts away from the Lord.”

This is what we do though far to frequently. We trust in ourselves like we know better. It seems that I feel much more comfortable driving than trusting someone else to drive – and for most cases that’s true. But I need to let God drive and be in control. Ugh, that’s hard.

Ephesians 6:18 (NLT)
18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.

Mark 12:29-31 (NLT)
29 Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. 30 And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ 31 The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.”

Trust in ourselves is a losing proposition. To trust God with everything you have, even your life, even your will, is the way forward to life. To love God is to love our neighbors as we love ourselves, to be a force of good in a dark world, to live in the fringes of the dark being God’s vessel of light there.

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