“It is better to take refuge in the Lord, than to trust in humans. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.” Psalms 118:8
Why is it better to trust in the Lord than man? Follow through these four solid reasons;
The Offer of Hope
To begin with, in God, there is the hope of a great future. It is better to accept the truth from God, than to bow beneath the destiny imposed by natural beings with their cleverly devised myths. For in God, there is an offer for escape if we honor Him while in mortal naturalists and philosophers, the necessity of hope is deaf in all entreaties, nor does it offer the chance for redemption and eternal life, for in the acts of God, there is no disorder” (Epicurus: Letter to Menoeceus). This hope is important;
“For in this hope we are saved. For hope that is seen is no hope at all, who hopes for what they already have? But we hope for what we do not have, we wait for it patiently.” Romans 8: 24.
Man will die but God is forever
It is illogical to trust in humans for they are here today, and gone tomorrow, a wise man trusts in the Lord who reigns forever. Wisdom is to trust in God who was there in the beginning and still is today and will be even in the coming age. Intelligence is to follow the way of immortal knowledge, believing in Him with the power to redeem and restore.
“Lord our God, other Lords besides you have ruled over us, but your name alone do we honor. They are now dead, they live no more, their spirits, do not rise. You punished them and brought them to ruin; you wiped out all memory of them.” Isiah 26: 13.
The Power of the Unseen
Saint Augustine once said, “Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe”
In John 5: 43 Jesus said; “I have come in my father’s name, and you do not accept me, but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him.”
Why is it easier to believe in man? And if it is easier to believe in man, why is it hard to believe in the son of God Jesus Christ who was made man?
Humanity has the tendency to believe in what they see, they fail to understand that it is from the invisible that the visible finds existence and becomes. Men want to believe in their own kind rather than their creator. That is why it is easier for great minds like Epicurus among others to influence men towards perceptions of ‘truth’ irrespective of what the Bible says. The difference between believers and non-believers is faith.
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and an assurance about what we do not see, so that what is seen was not made was not made out of what was visible.” Hebrews 11: 1.
No more searching
Great contentment accompanies the acquisition of great knowledge. It is elementary to trust in the word of man, but that means standing on a shaky ground that is characterized by constant modifications, reviews, improvements, and amendments of what once was, but trusting in the word of God implies a solid truth, and a finality and an end to all questions, any of which find meaning in the light of true knowledge
“God keeps in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in Him.” Isiah 26: 3.
It is only in the face of truth that all loose ends in man’s quests and discoveries secede.
In accordance with the word from the book of Mathew 24:35, “Heaven and earth shall pass away but the words of the Lord shall never pass away”.
Consider God’s ancient words and remember, great wisdom comes with great age.
“Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.” Isaiah 26: 4.
“Trust in the Lord, with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways, submit to him and he will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3: 5