Psalm 9:10 - Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.
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Years ago while youth pastoring, we had the students over to our house for a bible study. Our oldest daughter was about two years old. The youth loved her and she loved them. One young man at the time, now a good friend, thought it would be amusing to teach my daughter something. As he held up a fork, he was teaching her to say, “spoon”. Thankfully that little vocabulary lesson didn’t stick and she knows the difference between a fork and a spoon.
We trust in what we know, more importantly, we trust in the people we know around us. As we grow, we trust in the lessons and response of our families, friends, and teachers. We learn about love, knowledge, hope, and expectations. Many times the people around us let us down. That’s gonna happen. But we learn to rebuild that trust.
The same thing happens in our relationship with God. We learn to trust Him more and more because of who He is, His reputation, His power, and His name.
Our view of this life, what is right and wrong, the difference between forks and spoons are learned from our surroundings and in whom we put our trust and faith. If my daughter would have trusted in that young man, she would have been misled. But her father was there to correct that wrong.
Our families, friends, teachers, and others will guide us and instill in us a sense of faith and trust. They will let us down. Our Father in heaven, our great God will never let us down. We know His name, His reputation, His power and grace. We will trust in Him.