“Don’t put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there.” Psalms 146:3 NLT
“Do not trust in princes, or in human beings, who cannot deliver!” Psalms 146:3 NET
“Do not trust influential people, mortals who cannot help you.” Psalms 146:3 GW
Boy, how God’s thinking is so opposite of of this world’s. The world believes you should befriend as many influential people as possible. The more powerful friends you have the more they can do for you. So basically you’re just using people to get them to do what you want. But many ignore the fact that the powerful and influential of this world are even more greedy and ruthless than they are. If they help you it will always be to their advantage, not yours. So are they really helping you? No. They are using you just like you’re trying to use them. Of course there are very few exceptions to the rule; people of influence who care, and truly have your interest at heart. But they are so few. Generally, the rich only look out for themselves. Just like the wonna bees who are trying to leech off of them to get ahead. Even if they do give you a break, you will suffer in the end. Sometimes greatly.
Let me tell you the story of Those Who Trusted In The Great Prince. Once upon a time there was a great prince. There was no prince like him. He spoke charismatically. He walked with charisma. He was tall dark and handsome. No one was as smooth as this prince. The prince knew how to excite the crowds with great speeches; promising them change, and better things to come. The crowds were won over by the prince and spread his message of a bright new future to the masses. They were all sold. Then one day the prince made laws that went against his own people. He also broke many of his key promises. The people became sad, miserable, and depressed. Anger, fear, uncertainty, and discontent spread throughout the kingdom. Crime, poverty, and wars soared sky high. But the prince and his influential friends were living large. They amassed great wealth on the backs of their poor subjects. Sounds familiar? That’s because this same story keeps playing out around the world again and again? Then why do people keep putting their trust in princes and nobles?
WHOM TO TRUST
No matter how disappointed, swindled, or bamboozled people become, they keep putting their trust in man. It’s like a child trying to stick a square peg through a round hole until it fits. But it never does. Trusting in man is the only alternative people have to trusting in God. People either trust God, or they trust themselves.
“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.” Jeremiah 17:5 NLT
Most people don’t trust God. Even many who claim to believe in Him. Hence, as God says, they’re under a curse. How sad, since He is the only one we can truly put our trust in. Those who take the time to get to know Him come to see just how real He is. There is nothing and no one else more real. Learn what it means to trust in God. He will never disappoint, swindle, or bamboozle us.
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