Trust and Obey November 25, 2022

Friday, November 25th

Take5 Devotional today written by Elaina White, Director of Early Childhood Ministries


Trust and Obey  


Verses to read:  1 Corinthians 13:1-13


Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

Proverbs 3:5


Have you ever experienced a loss of trust? Trust is needed in any relationship. When we trust someone, we feel safe and more secure. We can be vulnerable and know that we will be accepted. On the other hand, if we lose trust in someone, we question their actions, become suspicious of their motives, and don’t give them the benefit of the doubt.

The first lie from Satan to Adam and Eve in Genesis implied that God was not trustworthy. He made them believe that God was withholding good things from them by not letting them eat the forbidden fruit. Satan is still lying to people, constantly trying to separate Christians from God and from one another. We need to stand strong, united with one another, and choose to trust God because He has proven His love for us through Christ.

There is only one we can trust 100% of the time, and that is our one true God. Proverbs 3:5 says to trust in the Lord with all our heart. This verse tells us to put our total and complete trust in the Lord at all times and in everything we do. In the Old Testament, Joseph had absolute trust in God. Regardless of everything that happened to him, he never wavered in his complete trust in the Lord. God is completely and perfectly trustworthy. We can trust that God will always love us unconditionally. 

In Early Childhood, we teach the children the chorus of the song “Trust and Obey.” This chorus goes, “Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.” As the children listen and learn these words, we can all benefit from knowing them and have total trust and faith in God.

Today: Ask the Lord to help us to trust Him more today than yesterday and guide our relationships with others. 

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