FOOD for THOUGHT
Updated: Mar 26, 2019
CAN GOD TRUST YOU? 3-26-19
"But not with my servant Moses. Of all my house, he is the one I trust." Numbers 12.7
Did you know that the question isn’t whether you can trust God, but can God trust you? You see God is looking for people He can trust. Trust is dependability, a deep confidence in someone. So, before giving us eternal life God must know that He can eternally trust us 100 percent for His Word says, “Sin shall not arise the second time.”
God wants us to once again be a part of His heavenly family to be His sons and daughters. However, He will not give this tremendous gift to just anyone. He will not accept anyone into His family who chooses to go his or her own way and not obey Him. He can’t afford to have another rebellion on His hands.
Therefore, God wants us to seek His perfect, holy and righteous character because He must be sure of us, sure of our love for Him, sure that we will obey Him and be faithful to Him through thick and thin. He created us as free moral agents with the ability to choose and He wants us to choose the way that develops His righteous character within us.
In our Scripture, “The Lord came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: and they both came forth. And he said, hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the Lord will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream. But not with my servant Moses. Of all my house, he is the one I trust."
While there were several ordinary prophets who had to be content with visions and dreams, Moses was in a class by himself as God spoke to him personally. Nobody on earth was more intimate with God than Moses, and, as a result, Moses was entrusted with God's estate. So, God chastised Miriam and Aaron who were completely out of line, asking, “Why were you not afraid to speak against My servant Moses?”
What set Moses apart from others: He was trustworthy and faithful. So, must we. For us to receive such an inheritance, we must meet God’s criteria in the same manner as Moses was required to. We need to know God fully and strive to become like Him; to develop His character, to unconditionally and completely surrender our lives to Him and adopt His way in everything. God’s purpose is to have children who think and act as He does. Can He trust You? Something to think about!