Deacon Ted, 4.9.2016
28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
1 Samuel 16:1-4New King James Version (NKJV)
16 Now the Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go; I am sending you to Jesse the Bethlehemite. For I have provided Myself a king among his sons.” 2 And Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears it, he will kill me.” But the Lord said, “Take a heifer with you, and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.’ 3 Then invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do; you shall anoint for Me the one I name to you.”
What is trust?
- The definition of trust is: “believe in the reliability, truth, or ability of.”
- Trust forms mainly through experience
- Trust in God means to completely believe that God fulfils our needs.
What does the Bible tell us about trust?
- In e.g. 1 Samuel 16:1-4, God asks Samuel to go and wait for further instructions. Samuel needed trust to do what Gold told him to do.
- Similarly in Luke 10:3-7, God demands full trust as he even demanded to go without provisions which look through human eyes foolish
What are the benefits of trusting God?
- Obey God, if not you will regress (Jeremiah 7:23-24)
- If you trust God he will give you rest (Matthew 11:28-30)