Gems 2015 — June 22 Scripture Selection: Psalm 31-32

Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

June 22 Scripture Selection: Psalm 31-32

Food for Thought: Ps. 31:1

There’s nothing worse than putting your trust and hope in someone for a positive outcome in a situation, only to be disappointed. When we put all our trust and hope in a man, we certainly can be disappointed. There isn’t a flawless man that exists, so our salvation and all hope for the future can never depend on a man. If our eyes are not on some man placed on a pedestal, then our faith in God is not rocked when their imperfections are revealed, and we are not ashamed of ourselves for having misplaced our faith.

In Jeremiah 17:5, the Lord warns, “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength,
whose heart departs from the Lord.” And in Psalm 118:8, we are told, “It is better to trust in the Lord
than to put confidence in man.” It is a huge mistake to expect from any man to do what God has said that He will do for us. No man can replace the Lord in our lives!

When we direct all our trust and hope in the Lord, we are blessed (Jer. 17:7) and will never be disappointed. Romans 5:5 makes this clear. Notice the Old King James version: “And hope maketh not ashamed because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” The New King James version clarifies the application of the word ashamed: “Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” The Lord loves us immensely and will always come through for us. That is why we will never be ashamed or disappointed for having placed our trust in Him.

Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):

Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):

Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):

Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):

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