September 6, 2023

Proverbs 3:5–6

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;

6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

“And now folks, it’s time for ‘Who do you trust’” says the Joker. The Joker playing to god of good doling out the wealth of pseudo-lucrative happiness only to destroy the masses the deceived. This is where so many are in today’s world. The false god is strung up as a marionette controlled by Satan himself. And the people followed.

Verses 5&6 describe a life of total DEPENDENCE AND COMMITMENT to God. God desires us to be totally dependent upon Him. Anything less leads to a life of failure. Our options are trusting Satan and live a miserable life ending in failure and eternity separated from God or “Trust in the Lord with all your heart.”

Trusting in God may not give a person all the luxuries of this world but… we receive something greater. The inner peace, joy, assurance of God dwells within the one who puts their trust in the Lord. Our goal is not to accumulate the things of this world. We should focus on allowing God to work in us. Paul writes in Philippians 2:13, “for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.”

Just as the Joker’s goal was to kill, steal, and destroy so it is Satan’s goal to do so in our lives. Jesus said in John 10:10, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”

Who do you trust? It is difficult. On Sunday morning we sing, “Trust and Obey for there is no other way.” Then Monday comes and all the evil of this world hits us in the face. It is easy to trust God in the sanctuary of a church. Our true trust and dependence is found when we go into the world.

Remember the Joker worked in the darkness throwing out false hope. God works in the light is the hope of the world.