I don’t know if I’m in the majority or the minority. You see, historically I put my trust in people from the get-go. Whereas others might trust very little and then allow the trust to grow…maybe. I’m sure I set myself up for disappointment…much like the friendship blog I shared yesterday.
However, since my epiphany, I find that as long as I trust in God, it doesn’t matter if I trust people or not. In John‘s gospel 2:24, he wrote “But Jesus didn’t trust them, because he knew all about people.” Jesus didn’t have to trust people, only to save us.
1 Timothy 6:17, Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. God is all we need.
Today, in John’s gospel, we got to hear about Thomas. He didn’t trust his fellow disciples and wanted proof. I don’t blame him. He didn’t want to be disappointed until he had the luxury of experiencing Jesus in the flesh.
Then there’s Psalms 118:8 It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in people.
There is not enough fact checking. For us followers of Christ, all one needs to do is understand God’s plan by following His commandments. Do I want to trust in people? I sure do. But, it’s not necessary because of my complete trust in God.
As Jesus said to Thomas today…”Peace be with you!”